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.
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
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:
Applies to moxifloxacin ophthalmic: intraocular solution, ophthalmic solution
The most common side effects were eye irritation and eye pain.
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
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
Common (1% to 10%): Rash
Frequency not reported: Erythema, pruritus, urticaria
Common (1% to 10%): Otitis media, fever/pyrexia, infection
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dysgeusia, headache
Rare (less than 0.1%): Paresthesia
Frequency not reported: Dizziness
Rare (less than 0.1%): Vomiting
Frequency not reported: Nausea
Rare (less than 0.1%): Decreased hemoglobin
Rare (less than 0.1%): Increased ALT, increased GGT
Serious and occasionally fatal hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions (some after first dose) have been reported with systemic quinolones.
Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity
-Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions
Frequency not reported: Palpitations
-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).
Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.
Source: Drugs.com Vigamox