There is also allergen or irritant conjunctivitis.) Bacterial conjunctivitis is relatively easy to treat with antibiotic eye drops, moxifloxacin (sold under the brand name Vigamox. Common side effects include dry and itchy eyes, blurry vision, broken blood vessels and a dull, burning pain in the eye.
A Primer on ... By Nova Simpson, PharmD Vigamox for Pink Eye in Kids Infectious When administering Vigamox to Vigamox should be reserved for conjunc- a child, it is best to follow com- use only for patients that wear tivitis is the typical, highly conta- mon precautions such as wash- contacts. For most kids suffering gious “pink eye” with crusty, thick ing hands and not touching the from pink eye, moxifloxacin should discharge that loves to infect our container tip to the eye, lid, skin not be used as first-line treatment little ones and is caused by a virus or other surface. For best results, because it is expensive and un- or a bacterium. (There is also al- after putting drops in, have the necessary, and common use can lergen or irritant conjunctivitis.) child keep her eyes closed and lead to bacterial resistance. Bacterial conjunctivitis is relatively apply slight pressure to the inside easy to treat with antibiotic eye corner of the eye for three to five Highly effective, inexpensive al- drops, moxifloxacin (sold under minutes. This helps the medicine ternatives to Vigamox are eryth- the brand name Vigamox). to be absorbed. However, quite romycin ointment (Ilocytin), sul- often it is very difficult to have a facetamide drops (Bleph-10) and Moxifloxacin belongs to a group of child stay still long enough to ad- polymixin/trimethoprim drops broad-spectrum antibiotics called minister the drops. It is important (Polytrim). The ointment is recom- fluoroquinolones and is available to note that the eye drops expire mended for any patient for whom as an oral tablet (Avelox) and an 28 days after opening. it may be difficult to administer eye drop (Vigamox). Parents may drops (kids) because it stays on recognize the name Vigamox be- Other eye drops in the same class the lids and can help treat the cause it has become many doctors’ include ciprofloxacin (Ciloxan), pink eye even if it is doubtful that drug of choice for the treatment ofloxacin (Ocuflox), levofloxacin the medicine reached the actual of bacterial conjunctivitis in chil- (Quixin), besifloxacin (Besivance) conjunctiva. dren. This newfound popularity is and gatifloxacin (Zymar). Within Bottom line…the best primary unfortunate because it is
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