Brief description of Vigamox:
Vigamox is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that is prescribed for the common eye infection, conjunctivitis. The medication is available under various brands and has been in use since long for the treatment of eye infections. It is the most recommended medication that has proven its beneficial effects.
Mechanism of action for Vigamox:
Vigamox contains Moxifloxacin as the major active ingredient. Moxifloxacin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is active against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It functions by inhibiting DNA gyrase, a type II topoisomerase, and topoisomerase IV, enzymes necessary to separate bacterial DNA, thereby inhibiting cell replication.
Dosage Information for Vigamox:
Vigamox is available as 0.5% Moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution that needs to be instilled in the eyes twice a day. Usually, the medication is applied as prescribed by the doctor. Wash your hands properly before and after using the medication. Tilt your head back and instill a drop of medication on the side eye lid such that medication is directly placed into the eye. Close your eyes for a minute and same method to be followed for instilling the medication in the other eye. Wash off the excess liquid outside the eyes.
Side effects of using Vigamox:
Unlikely, some side effects might occur while use of this medication such as blurred vision, watery eyes, dryness, redness, itching, swelling of face, tongue or throat, dizziness and trouble breathing.
Storage Conditions for Vigamox:
Store this medication at room temperature, away from direct heat, sunlight and moisture. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
Warnings & Precautions:
There are some precautionary measures to be kept in mind while consuming Vigamox eye drops such as-
- Avoid the use of this medication in case of allergic reactions to the active ingredient Moxifloxacin.
- Do not touch the tip of the container as it might cause contamination, thereby causing infection.
- Remove your contact lenses and eyeglasses before use of this medication.
- Avoid the use of alcohol and tobacco content before use of this medication.