VIGAMOX (moxifloxacin HCl ophthalmic solution) 0.5% is a 4th-generation fluoroquinolone anti-infective for topical ophthalmic use. To administer VIGAMOX solution, instill one drop in the affected eye(s) 3 times a day for 7 days. VIGAMOX solution is safe and effective for pediatric use in children aged 1 year and older VIGAMOX solution is indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis caused by susceptible strains of the following organisms: Aerobic Gram-positive microorganisms: Corynebacterium species*, Micrococcus luteus*, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus haemolyticus, Staphylococcus hominis, Staphylococcus warneri*, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus viridans group Aerobic Gram-negative microorganisms: Acinetobacter Iwoffii*, Haemophilus influenzae, Haemophilus parainfluenzae*, Other microorganisms: Chlamydia trachomatis
The most frequently reported ocular adverse events were conjunctivitis, decreased visual acuity, dry eye, keratitis, ocular discomfort, ocular hyperemia, ocular pain, ocular pruritus, subconjunctival hemorrhage, and tearing. These events occurred in approximately 1% to 6% of patients.
Product Code: 9947
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.