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What is Vigamox Eye Drops Used For?
Vigamox belongs to the group of medications known as the fluoroquinolones. These fluoroquinolones are antibiotics used for treating infections that are caused by certain types of bacteria. These eye drops are used to treat eye infections such as bacterial conjunctivitis. This medication works by killing the bacteria that causes the infection and preventing it from developing further. Vigamox eye drops are available online at Canada Pharmacy.
The active ingredient present in Vigamox 0.5 mg drops includes Moxifloxacin.
This medication is usually used within one week. The usual dosage is one drop to be used in the affected eye three times a day. However, there are specific factors such as body weight, certain medical conditions, and some medications that can affect your dosage.
Wash your hands before you use the eye drops when you remove the cap make sure to keep in a clean place. Do not let the tip of the container come in contact with any surface. Using your index finger gently pull your lower eyelid downwards and form a pouch. Apply one drop of the medication into the pouch; however, make sure that the tip of the container does not touch the eye or any other area surrounding it. Then, gently apply the pressure to the inner corner of your eyes for about 30 seconds. After you’ve used the medication, wash your hands.
To ensure your safety, inform your doctor if you have any of the conditions listed:
- If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
- Have any other allergies
- Have any new eye infection
Children younger than 12 months old should not be given this medication.
Also, if you wear contact lenses, then it is better to avoid wearing them while you have symptoms of an eye infection.
Like any medication, these Moxifloxacin drops also have some undesirable side effects. However, these side effects are not experienced why everyone who uses these drops. Seek help from a health professional if you notice any signs of an allergic reaction. Some side effects include:
- Dry eyes
- Irritation in the eyes
- Itchiness in the eyes
- Mild and temporary burning and stinging sensation after applying the medication
- Eye pain
- Sensitivity to light
- Disorders of the area around the corneas
- Spots on the cornea
- Swelling of cornea
- Symptoms of new eye infections
- Allergic reaction
- Abdominal cramps
- Difficulty in breathing
- Swelling of face and throat
The list mentioned above does not contain all of the possible side effects that an individual can experience.
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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.