Available by prescription only, MoxezaTM (moxifloxacin eye drops) is an antibiotic eye medicine used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis, an infection commonly called "pink eye." It comes in the form of an eye drop and is licensed for use in adults and children as young as four months old.
Typically, one drop of this medication is used in the affected eye(s) twice daily for seven days. Possible side effects may include fever and eye irritation.
To ensure your safety with Moxeza, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other medications you are taking (including nonprescription drugs), as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding.
(To read the full eMedTV article on this medication, click Moxeza. This article offers information on how this medication works, dosing guidelines, and general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
Written by/reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: ArthurSchoenstadt, MD
List of references (click here):
Moxeza [package insert]. Fort Worth, TX: Alcon Laboratories, Inc.;November 2010.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed January 11, 2011.
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