An antibiotic called moxifloxacin drops is used to treat bacterial eye infections. By halting the growth of the causing germs, it reduces the symptoms of the infection.
Moxifloxacin belongs to the fluoroquinolone antibiotic class. It works by getting rid of the bacteria that cause infections.
How To Use Moxifloxacin Drops
- Use soap and water to give your hands a thorough wash.
- Verify that the dropper tip is not broken or chipped by checking it.
- Eye drops and droppers need to be kept clean; avoid pressing the dropper tip up against your eye or anything else.
- Using your index finger, create a pocket by pulling down the bottom lid of your eye while tilting your head back.
- With the other hand, hold the dropper with the tip down as close to the eye as you can without touching it.
- Place the hand’s remaining fingers up against your face.
- Squeeze the dropper carefully so that one drop enters the lower eyelid’s pocket while you’re looking up. Your index finger should come off the lower eyelid.
- For two to three minutes, close your eyes and tilt your head downward as if you were staring at the ground. Make an effort not to squint or compress your eyes.
- Gently press a fingertip against the tear duct.
- Using a tissue, remove any extra liquid from your face.
- Wait at least five minutes before applying the next drop if you plan to use more than one in the same eye. If your physician prescribed that you use the moxifloxacin ophthalmic solution in both of your eyes, proceed with steps 6 through 10 in the other eye.
- Reinstall and tighten the dropper bottle’s cap. Don’t clean or rinse the tip of the dropper.
- Hand-wash to get rid of any drug residue.
Benefits Of Moxifloxacin Drops
Effective treatment for bacterial eye infections: Moxifloxacin is an antibiotic that effectively treats bacterial eye infections by stopping the growth and spread of bacteria in the eye. It is effective in treating a variety of bacterial eye diseases, such as corneal ulcers and conjunctivitis (pink eye).
Symptom improvement: During the course of treatment, if you take Moxifloxacin drops as directed, you should anticipate an improvement in your symptoms.
Preventing antibiotic resistance: Even if you start feeling better, it’s crucial to finish the entire course of moxifloxacin drops. This lessens the possibility that germs will get resistant to medications and helps guarantee that the ailment is healed.
Moxifloxacin drops are convenient and simple to use: they can be applied straight to the afflicted eye. The drug is packaged in an easy-to-use dropper container, which makes it straightforward to deliver the recommended amount.
Side Effects Of Moxifloxacin Drops
There can be a few side effects of Moxifloxacin Drops and those are:
- Burning sensation in the eye
- Eye discomfort
- Dry eye
Precautions Of Moxifloxacin Drops
- See your doctor if the infection in your child’s eye does not go away in a few days or if it gets worse.
- Serious allergic responses, such as anaphylaxis, which can be fatal and necessitate prompt medical attention, are possible side effects of this medication. If, while taking this medication, you have any of the following: rash, itching, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, or swelling of your hands, face, or lips, contact your doctor immediately.
- If you have any of the following symptoms: swollen eyes, floating dots in front of your eyes, pooling of whitish fluid visible on the coloured area of the eye, or diminished or blurred vision, consult your doctor straight once. These could be signs of toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS), an eye condition.
- To prevent further irritation of your eyes when using this medication, do not wear contact lenses.
- The medication should be kept at room temperature in a closed container out of direct sunlight, heat, and moisture. Prevent freezing
- Keep out of children’s reach.
- Do not store medications that are out-of-date or unnecessary.
- Find out from your doctor how to properly dispose of any medications you are not using.
- Apply this medication as soon as possible if you miss a dosage.