Vigamox eye drops: manual, price, reviews, analogs
Vigamox is an antibacterial agent intended for the treatment of ophthalmic diseases of an inflammatory nature.
Belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones and has a bactericidal action. It affects a large number of bacteria, such as gram-positive, gram-negative, atypical, acid-fast, anaerobic microorganisms. The tool can enter the bloodstream (in small amounts). Begins to act after 10-15 minutes after use, and the time of bactericidal effect is 6-8 hours.
The composition and form of issue
The tool is available in the form of drops to the eye, in which the main ingredient is moxifloxacin. Auxiliary components are sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, boric acid, water. Drops are produced vial-dropper, having a capacity of 3 or 5 ml.
Indications for use
Vigamox used for the treatment of eye diseases of an inflammatory nature:
- of blepharitis;
- ulcers of the cornea;
- of dacryocystitis;
Also drops are used against the occurrence of inflammation after eye surgery or for the treatment of bacterial inflammatory disease caused by eye injuries.
Method of application
Drops can be used for the treatment of eye diseases in both adults and children. They can be used even for newborns. The instillation is carried out 3 times a day 1 drop. Usually this is done within 4 days, but the duration of treatment is determined by doctor. For adults and for families with children the same dosage and pattern of use.
It is not recommended to apply Vigamox:
- people with hypersensitivity to components drops;
- in the period of breastfeeding;
- children whose age is under one year old.
With caution you should use these eye drops pregnant women. Apply this drug, they can only according to the testimony in the case, if funds from another group not given the desired effect.
After instillation of the drops you may experience the following side effects:
- blurred vision;
- dry eyes;
- itchy eyes;
- redness of the eyes;
- the discomfort in the body;
- the decrease in visual acuity.
- point keratitis;
- swelling of the eye;
- unpleasant sensations in the nose;
- the fall in hemoglobin levels;
- respiratory failure;
If any side effects, you should immediately stop using the drops and consult your ophthalmologist.
Cases associated with overdose of this drug, not available. In principle, an overdose of Vigamox can not be, since the conjunctival SAC has a small size. Even admission of funds inside does not cause intoxication.
Interaction with other drugs
How Vigamox interacts with other drugs, while it is not understood. But to apply it with other droplets is not recommended. This can be done only for prescriptions ophthalmologist.
Since the drug in small quantities into the blood during lactation its use is not recommended. During treatment Vigamox should abandon the wearing of contact lenses. Prolonged use of this tool may lead to superinfection, so the treatment should control the doctor. After use of the drug should not drive or engage in activities, require increased attention, as it may have reduced vision for a temporary period. You must wait until the vision is restored.
Do not touch with your fingers the tip of the vial with drops to prevent contamination of the vial and swallowed the contents of the bacteria. Opened vial can be used 1 month.
Ekaterina, 30 years
«My baby is 2 years old, when the game accidentally scratched himself in the eye. My husband got scared and wasting no time took him to the hospital. Ophthalmologist will explain to us the situation and was prescribed antibiotic eye drops Vigamox and dripping for 5 days. But on the third day, the child screwed up his eyes, normally closed, and open the eyes. This treatment ended. No side effects were not. We found them very helpful».
Marina, 28 years
«After receiving an eye injury on the job, one of the drugs for treatment was a drop of Vigamox. The effect of this antimicrobial drug, I saw the next day. That’s just the price drops a bit high and I did not like the bottle is to bury».
Similar Vigamox are the following:
Assign analogue drops Vigamox can only ophthalmologist.
In the Russian pharmacies, the price of these eye drops varies from 220 to 300 rubles.