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Vigamox

Generic Name: moxifloxacin ophthalmic (MOX i FLOX a sin)
Brand Names: Moxeza, Vigamox
Vigamox (moxifloxacin) is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Includes Vigamox side effects, interactions and indications.

Average Savings for moxifloxacin hydrochlorid (generic): 58.75%
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Drug Information:
Vigamox eye drops contain moxifloxacin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to fight bacterial infections of the eye. Vigamox will not treat a viral or fungal infection of the eye. This medicine is for use in treating only bacterial infections. Do not use Vigamox if you have a viral or fungal infection in the eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only. Do not use this medicine if you have had an allergic Reaction to it or other similar medicines in the past. Medicines similar to Vigamox include Gatifloxacin ophthalmic (Zymar), Gatifloxacin (Tequin), Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic (Ciloxan), Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), Ofloxacin ophthalmic (Ocuflox), Ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin ophthalmic (Chibroxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), Ofloxacin">LevOfloxacin ophthalmic (Quixin), Ofloxacin">LevOfloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), trovafloxacin (Trovan), and moxifloxacin (Avelox). Learn more

Vigamox Medicare Coverage

Overview

Does Medicare cover Vigamox?

Yes

97% of Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans cover this drug.
How much is my Vigamox co-pay with Medicare?

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CO-PAY RANGE

$8 – $97

In the Deductible co-pay stage, you are responsible for the full cost of your prescriptions. Your Medicare deductible cannot exceed $360 in 2016.

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Vigamox Side Effects

Vigamox Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about moxifloxacin ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Vigamox.

For the Consumer

Applies to moxifloxacin ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, moxifloxacin ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Vigamox) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking moxifloxacin ophthalmic:

Incidence not known

  • Fainting or loss of consciousness
  • fast or irregular breathing
  • itching or skin rash
  • swelling of the eyes or eyelids
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble with breathing

Some side effects of moxifloxacin ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Burning, dry, or itching eyes
  • change in vision
  • decreased vision
  • dry eye
  • excessive tearing
  • eye discharge
  • itching of the eye
  • pain in the eye
  • red, sore eyes
  • tearing

Less common

  • Body aches or pain
  • congestion
  • cough or hoarseness
  • decreased hearing
  • dryness or soreness of the throat
  • fever or chills
  • general body discomfort
  • lower back or side pain
  • painful or difficult urination
  • rubbing or pulling of the ears (in children)
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • trouble with swallowing
  • voice changes
  • vomiting and diarrhea (in infants)

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to moxifloxacin ophthalmic: intraocular solution, ophthalmic solution

General

The most common side effects were eye irritation and eye pain.

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Conjunctivitis, decreased visual acuity, dry eye, keratitis, ocular discomfort, ocular hyperemia, ocular pain, ocular pruritus, subconjunctival hemorrhage, tearing, eye irritation, eye pain

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Punctuate keratitis, eye pruritus, conjunctival hemorrhage, eyelid edema

Rare (less than 0.1%): Corneal epithelium defect, corneal disorder, blepharitis, eye swelling, conjunctival edema, blurred vision, asthenopia, erythema of eyelid

Frequency not reported: Endophthalmitis, ulcerative keratitis, corneal erosion, corneal abrasion, intraocular pressure increased, corneal opacity, corneal infiltrates, corneal deposits, eye allergy, corneal edema, photophobia, lacrimation increased, eye discharge, foreign body sensation in eyes, corneal staining, eyelid disorder, abnormal sensation in eye

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Increased cough, pharyngitis, rhinitis

Rare (less than 0.1%): Nasal discomfort, pharyngolaryngeal pain, sensation of foreign body (throat)

Frequency not reported: Dyspnea

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Rash

Frequency not reported: Erythema, pruritus, urticaria

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Otitis media, fever/pyrexia, infection

Nervous system

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dysgeusia, headache

Rare (less than 0.1%): Paresthesia

Frequency not reported: Dizziness

Gastrointestinal

Rare (less than 0.1%): Vomiting

Frequency not reported: Nausea

Hematologic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Decreased hemoglobin

Hepatic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Increased ALT, increased GGT

Hypersensitivity

Serious and occasionally fatal hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions (some after first dose) have been reported with systemic quinolones.

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity

Systemic quinolones:

-Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Palpitations

Musculoskeletal

Systemic fluoroquinolones:

-Frequency not reported: Tendon ruptures

Ruptures of the shoulder, hand, Achilles, or other tendons (requiring surgical repair or resulting in prolonged disability) have been reported with systemic fluoroquinolones. Risk of such ruptures may be increased in patients using concomitant corticosteroids, especially geriatric patients and in tendons under high stress (including the Achilles tendon).

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Vigamox (www.drugs.com/vigamox.html).