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If your healthcare provider has prescribed Moxeza to treat "pink eye," it's important to avoid touching the tip of the container to any surface, including the surface of the eye. Also, you should not use these eye drops if you are allergic to fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Reviewing these and other precautions and warnings can help ensure a safe treatment process with Moxeza.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Moxeza™ (moxifloxacin eye drops) if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Specific Precautions and Warnings With MoxezaSome warnings and precautions to be aware with this drug include the following:
- As with other fluoroquinolone medications, Moxeza can cause severe allergic reactions. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any signs of an allergic reaction, including:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the mouth or throat.
- Moxeza should only be used as an eye drop. It should not be taken by mouth or by injection.
- It is important to keep the bottle free from contamination to help prevent further infection. Do not allow the applicator tip to touch any surface, including your fingers or eyes.
- If you wear contact lenses, you should not wear them when you have any symptoms of an eye infection. Instead, wear your glasses until the infection clears up.
- Moxeza is a pregnancy Category C medication, which means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown (see Moxeza and Pregnancy).
- It is unknown if Moxeza passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, check with your healthcare provider before using this drug (see Moxeza and Breastfeeding).