What is Vigamox Ophthalmic Solution for Dogs and Cats?
- Vigamox is a prescription eye drop that contains Moxifloxacin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that kills certain types of bacteria.
- It is used to treat conditions of the eye such as bacterial infections and conjunctivitis.
Why do cats and dogs use Vigamox?
- If your dog or cat has been diagnosed with an eye infection, your veterinarian may prescribe an antibiotic eye drop such as Vigamox.
What else should I know about Vigamox?
- Prescription medication.
- Antibiotic that kills certain types of bacteria in eye infections and conjunctivitis.
- There are approximately 20 drops per milliliter in the solution.
- Vigamox is not an effective treatment for viral infections.
- Store Vigamox at room temperature, away from moisture and sunlight.
What problems could my dog or cat have with Vigamox?
- Crystals may appear in the eyes for a few days after beginning treatment with Moxifloxacin, but these are harmless.
- Do not use the Vigamox if it changes color, becomes cloudy, or you see particles in the solution.
- Vigamox may cause mild burning, stinging, irritation, or redness of the eyes.
- Humans report a bad taste in the mouth while using Moxifloxacin eye drops.
- Another side effect may be sensitivity to bright sunlight.
How do you use Vigamox?
- Wait 5 minutes after administering Vigamox before giving any other eye medication.
- Use appropriate administration techniques to avoid contamination of the medication. Keep the cap on when not in use.
What is in Vigamox?
- The drug in Vigamox is the fluoroquinolone antibiotic Moxifloxacin.
- Moxifloxacin kills certain types of bacteria.
Will I get what I see in the picture?
- Vigamox is a brand name. You will receive the exact brand that you request.
Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Vigamox?
- Vigamox contains an antibiotic. Resistance is a major concern when using antibiotics. To help avoid resistance, it is important for you to use this for as long as your veterinarian has prescribed, even if you dog or cat is looking and feeling better.
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WHY ARE YOU PRINTED STERILE AT FRONTS SIDE OF DROP PACKING AND WHY VIGAMOX IS SAFE FOR NEONATE??
Sterile is printed on the packaging of Vigamox because it is a sterile eye solution. According to the manufacturer’s package insert, The safety and effectiveness of Vigamox have been established in all ages. Use of Vigamox is supported by evidence from adequate and well controlled studies of Vigamox in adults, children, and neonates.Verified Answer
How many drops of Vigamox per day should I use on an adult Dachshund??
Vigamox is a prescription eye drop that is used to treat conditions of the eye such as bacterial infections and conjunctivitis. The dosage of this medication will vary depending on the type and severity of the condition it is prescribed for. Your veterinarian will be able to provide the appropriate dosage for your dog.Verified Answer
My dog was prescribed Moxifloxacin Ophthalmic Solution .5% for an eye infection, he keeps trying to scratch his eye but can't we have a collar on his head, does this medicine irritate his eyes.? and is there anything we can do to make him more comfortable, ??
If your dog was prescribed Vigamox (moxifloxacin) for an eye infection, the eye infection may contribute to your dog’s ocular discomfort. With continued Vigamox application, the infection and the symptoms should improve. Vigamox (moxifloxacin) can cause side effects, with the most common including dry eyes, blurry vision, eye discomfort, increased tear production, redness, or itching. If these side effects are severe or your dog’s condition does not improve or worsens, please follow up with your veterinarian to ensure proper treatment.Verified Answer
I have used this exact same eye drop for myself. I compared the product I have to the product shown. There is no difference at all. Same box, same bottle, same ingredients. Can it be used for dogs eye infections or injuries??
Vigamox (moxifloxacin) is an antibiotic that is only used to treat bacterial eye infections that are susceptible to Vigamox. Not all eye infections or infections secondary to an eye injury can be treated with Vigamox. You should talk to your veterinarian before giving your dog this medication to determine if it is appropriate for use in your dog.Verified Answer
What is the contraindications for Vigamox in cats? Why wouldn't a vet prescribe this eye infection med??
Vigamox may be used in cats after veterinarian prescription authorization. One caution for the use of Vigamox in cats is that there is a risk of potential retinal toxicity, which can result in blindness. This is a potential reaction that could occur in domestic cats with the use of any of the fluoroquinolone antibiotics, including Vigamox. Although at this time there are no reports of retinal toxicity in cats due to Vigamox (the evidence that exists is for humans). Therefore, it is best to check with your cat's veterinarian to get their recommendations on the use of Vigamox in cats.Verified Answer