Brand NamesMoxeza, Vigamox
What is Moxeza
Moxeza is an antibiotic that is prescribed for treating bacterial infections of the eyes. Moxeza refers to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It kills the bacteria that cause infection.
Side effects of Moxeza
If you take Moxeza you may have the following side effects:
- red, irritated, itchy or teary eyes;
- blurred vision;
- eye pain;
- dry eyes;
- broken blood vessels in the eyes;
- runny nose;
But if you have any of these serious symptoms it is necessary to stop using Moxeza and visit your doctor immediately:
- sore throat, fever, chills and other signs of infection;
- ear pain or fullness;
- difficulty breathing or swallowing;
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs.
Moxeza is prescribed for treating bacterial infections of the eyes.
Before using Moxeza you should inform your doctor if you:
- are allergic to Moxeza;
- are allergic to quinolone antibiotics (such as ciprofloxacin);
- have any other allergies.
Also tell your doctor your medical history, especially of contact lens use.
Adults, teenagers and children 4 months of age and older should put one drop in the affected eye 2 times a day for 7 days. For children younger than 4 months of age the dosage should be determined by your doctor.