Vigamox

Plague, Sinusitis, prophylaxis of Plague + 7 more
Treatment
6 FDA approvals
20 Active Studies for Vigamox

What is Vigamox

MoxifloxacinThe Generic name of this drug
Treatment SummaryMoxifloxacin is an antibiotic manufactured by Bayer AG. It is used to treat bacterial infections orally, and is sold under the brand name Avelox (or Avalox in some countries).
Aveloxis the brand name
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Vigamox Overview & Background
Brand Name
Generic Name
First FDA Approval
How many FDA approvals?
Avelox
Moxifloxacin
1999
86

Approved as Treatment by the FDA

Moxifloxacin, also known as Avelox, is approved by the FDA for 6 uses including Sinusitis and Bronchitis .
Sinusitis
Bronchitis
Plague
prophylaxis of Plague
Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
Skin Infections

Effectiveness

How Vigamox Affects PatientsMoxifloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. It is effective against a variety of bacteria, including Corynebacterium, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Acinetobacter, Haemophilus, and Chlamydia. Moxifloxacin works by stopping the bacteria from making copies of its DNA. It binds to an enzyme called DNA gyrase that helps the bacteria replicate, and has 100 times more affinity for bacteria DNA gyrase than it does for mammalian DNA. As a broad-spectrum antibiotic, moxifloxacin is
How Vigamox works in the bodyMoxifloxacin kills bacteria by blocking two enzymes, DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV. DNA gyrase is important for making copies of bacterial DNA, while topoisomerase IV helps the bacteria divide. Blocking these enzymes prevents the bacteria from reproducing, leading to its death.

When to interrupt dosage

The prescribed measure of Vigamox is contingent upon the diagnosed condition, including ocular bacterial infections, Sinusitis and Skin Infections. The amount is contingent upon the method of delivery (e.g. Solution - Intravenous or Injection, solution - Ophthalmic), as outlined in the table below.
Condition
Dosage
Administration
prophylaxis of Plague
400.0 mg, , 5.0 mg/mL, 0.5 %, 4.0 mg/mL, 1.0 mg/mL, 0.5 mg/mL
, Oral, Tablet, film coated, Tablet, film coated - Oral, Ophthalmic, Solution, Solution - Ophthalmic, Tablet, Tablet - Oral, Intravenous, Solution - Intravenous, Injection, solution, Injection, solution - Intravenous, Solution / drops, Solution / drops - Ophthalmic, Injection, suspension, Injection, suspension - Ophthalmic, Injection, solution - Ophthalmic, Suspension, Suspension - Ophthalmic, Intraocular, Injection, solution - Intraocular, Kit, Kit - Ophthalmic
Plague
400.0 mg, , 5.0 mg/mL, 0.5 %, 4.0 mg/mL, 1.0 mg/mL, 0.5 mg/mL
, Oral, Tablet, film coated, Tablet, film coated - Oral, Ophthalmic, Solution, Solution - Ophthalmic, Tablet, Tablet - Oral, Intravenous, Solution - Intravenous, Injection, solution, Injection, solution - Intravenous, Solution / drops, Solution / drops - Ophthalmic, Injection, suspension, Injection, suspension - Ophthalmic, Injection, solution - Ophthalmic, Suspension, Suspension - Ophthalmic, Intraocular, Injection, solution - Intraocular, Kit, Kit - Ophthalmic
Sinusitis
400.0 mg, , 5.0 mg/mL, 0.5 %, 4.0 mg/mL, 1.0 mg/mL, 0.5 mg/mL
, Oral, Tablet, film coated, Tablet, film coated - Oral, Ophthalmic, Solution, Solution - Ophthalmic, Tablet, Tablet - Oral, Intravenous, Solution - Intravenous, Injection, solution, Injection, solution - Intravenous, Solution / drops, Solution / drops - Ophthalmic, Injection, suspension, Injection, suspension - Ophthalmic, Injection, solution - Ophthalmic, Suspension, Suspension - Ophthalmic, Intraocular, Injection, solution - Intraocular, Kit, Kit - Ophthalmic
ocular bacterial infections
400.0 mg, , 5.0 mg/mL, 0.5 %, 4.0 mg/mL, 1.0 mg/mL, 0.5 mg/mL
, Oral, Tablet, film coated, Tablet, film coated - Oral, Ophthalmic, Solution, Solution - Ophthalmic, Tablet, Tablet - Oral, Intravenous, Solution - Intravenous, Injection, solution, Injection, solution - Intravenous, Solution / drops, Solution / drops - Ophthalmic, Injection, suspension, Injection, suspension - Ophthalmic, Injection, solution - Ophthalmic, Suspension, Suspension - Ophthalmic, Intraocular, Injection, solution - Intraocular, Kit, Kit - Ophthalmic
Bacterial Conjunctivitis
400.0 mg, , 5.0 mg/mL, 0.5 %, 4.0 mg/mL, 1.0 mg/mL, 0.5 mg/mL
, Oral, Tablet, film coated, Tablet, film coated - Oral, Ophthalmic, Solution, Solution - Ophthalmic, Tablet, Tablet - Oral, Intravenous, Solution - Intravenous, Injection, solution, Injection, solution - Intravenous, Solution / drops, Solution / drops - Ophthalmic, Injection, suspension, Injection, suspension - Ophthalmic, Injection, solution - Ophthalmic, Suspension, Suspension - Ophthalmic, Intraocular, Injection, solution - Intraocular, Kit, Kit - Ophthalmic
Skin Infections
400.0 mg, , 5.0 mg/mL, 0.5 %, 4.0 mg/mL, 1.0 mg/mL, 0.5 mg/mL
, Oral, Tablet, film coated, Tablet, film coated - Oral, Ophthalmic, Solution, Solution - Ophthalmic, Tablet, Tablet - Oral, Intravenous, Solution - Intravenous, Injection, solution, Injection, solution - Intravenous, Solution / drops, Solution / drops - Ophthalmic, Injection, suspension, Injection, suspension - Ophthalmic, Injection, solution - Ophthalmic, Suspension, Suspension - Ophthalmic, Intraocular, Injection, solution - Intraocular, Kit, Kit - Ophthalmic
Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
400.0 mg, , 5.0 mg/mL, 0.5 %, 4.0 mg/mL, 1.0 mg/mL, 0.5 mg/mL
, Oral, Tablet, film coated, Tablet, film coated - Oral, Ophthalmic, Solution, Solution - Ophthalmic, Tablet, Tablet - Oral, Intravenous, Solution - Intravenous, Injection, solution, Injection, solution - Intravenous, Solution / drops, Solution / drops - Ophthalmic, Injection, suspension, Injection, suspension - Ophthalmic, Injection, solution - Ophthalmic, Suspension, Suspension - Ophthalmic, Intraocular, Injection, solution - Intraocular, Kit, Kit - Ophthalmic
Bronchitis
400.0 mg, , 5.0 mg/mL, 0.5 %, 4.0 mg/mL, 1.0 mg/mL, 0.5 mg/mL
, Oral, Tablet, film coated, Tablet, film coated - Oral, Ophthalmic, Solution, Solution - Ophthalmic, Tablet, Tablet - Oral, Intravenous, Solution - Intravenous, Injection, solution, Injection, solution - Intravenous, Solution / drops, Solution / drops - Ophthalmic, Injection, suspension, Injection, suspension - Ophthalmic, Injection, solution - Ophthalmic, Suspension, Suspension - Ophthalmic, Intraocular, Injection, solution - Intraocular, Kit, Kit - Ophthalmic
Postoperative Inflammatory Response
400.0 mg, , 5.0 mg/mL, 0.5 %, 4.0 mg/mL, 1.0 mg/mL, 0.5 mg/mL
, Oral, Tablet, film coated, Tablet, film coated - Oral, Ophthalmic, Solution, Solution - Ophthalmic, Tablet, Tablet - Oral, Intravenous, Solution - Intravenous, Injection, solution, Injection, solution - Intravenous, Solution / drops, Solution / drops - Ophthalmic, Injection, suspension, Injection, suspension - Ophthalmic, Injection, solution - Ophthalmic, Suspension, Suspension - Ophthalmic, Intraocular, Injection, solution - Intraocular, Kit, Kit - Ophthalmic
Postoperative Infections
400.0 mg, , 5.0 mg/mL, 0.5 %, 4.0 mg/mL, 1.0 mg/mL, 0.5 mg/mL
, Oral, Tablet, film coated, Tablet, film coated - Oral, Ophthalmic, Solution, Solution - Ophthalmic, Tablet, Tablet - Oral, Intravenous, Solution - Intravenous, Injection, solution, Injection, solution - Intravenous, Solution / drops, Solution / drops - Ophthalmic, Injection, suspension, Injection, suspension - Ophthalmic, Injection, solution - Ophthalmic, Suspension, Suspension - Ophthalmic, Intraocular, Injection, solution - Intraocular, Kit, Kit - Ophthalmic

Warnings

There are 20 known major drug interactions with Vigamox.
Common Vigamox Drug Interactions
Drug Name
Risk Level
Description
Amiodarone
Major
The risk or severity of QTc prolongation can be increased when Moxifloxacin is combined with Amiodarone.
Amitriptyline
Major
Moxifloxacin may increase the QTc-prolonging activities of Amitriptyline.
Anagrelide
Major
The risk or severity of QTc prolongation can be increased when Moxifloxacin is combined with Anagrelide.
Arsenic trioxide
Major
The risk or severity of QTc prolongation can be increased when Moxifloxacin is combined with Arsenic trioxide.
Artemether
Major
The risk or severity of QTc prolongation can be increased when Moxifloxacin is combined with Artemether.
Vigamox Toxicity & Overdose RiskAn overdose of Diphenhydramine could cause decreased activity, drowsiness, tremors, seizures, vomiting, and diarrhea. The lowest amount that would be lethal in mice and rats is 100mg/kg.
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Vigamox Novel Uses: Which Conditions Have a Clinical Trial Featuring Vigamox?

24 active clinical trials are presently assessing the potential of Vigamox to provide prophylaxis for Plague, Skin Infections and Bacterial Conjunctivitis.
Condition
Clinical Trials
Trial Phases
Postoperative Infections
0 Actively Recruiting
Skin Infections
2 Actively Recruiting
Phase 2, Not Applicable
Postoperative Inflammatory Response
0 Actively Recruiting
Bacterial Conjunctivitis
0 Actively Recruiting
Plague
0 Actively Recruiting
prophylaxis of Plague
0 Actively Recruiting
Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
1 Actively Recruiting
Not Applicable
Sinusitis
17 Actively Recruiting
Not Applicable, Early Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4
ocular bacterial infections
0 Actively Recruiting
Bronchitis
0 Actively Recruiting

Vigamox Reviews: What are patients saying about Vigamox?

5Patient Review
7/19/2017
Vigamox for Pink Eye from Bacterial Infection
We've tried a lot of different treatments for pink eye in our family, and this one is by far the best. It's affordable because our insurance covers it, and it really works wonders.
5Patient Review
1/11/2017
Vigamox for Pink Eye from Bacterial Infection
I was really shocked at how much this costs in the US. I paid less than $10 for it in Romania.
4.7Patient Review
3/31/2016
Vigamox for Pink Eye from Bacterial Infection
The high cost of this medication is outrageous, especially when compared to other countries where it is a fraction of the price. I'm telling you, somebody is making a killing off of selling this stuff. That said, it was the only thing that helped me after trying several other options.
4.3Patient Review
1/17/2016
Vigamox for Pink Eye from Bacterial Infection
Vigamox really helped with my pink eye, but now I have to deal with dry eyes as a result. It's been awhile since the original problem, and my eyes are still quite dry by the end of each day. In the morning, it's especially bad and feels like my eyelids are glued shut. Not ideal, but better than pink eye!
3.7Patient Review
5/18/2016
Vigamox for Pink Eye from Bacterial Infection
The price tag on this is pretty hefty, and it's not even a very large bottle. I would recommend seeing if your doctor can give you a different option for pink eye that doesn't break the bank.
3.3Patient Review
4/21/2016
Vigamox for Pink Eye from Bacterial Infection
The price per gallon for this treatment is absolutely absurd. An alternate pink eye treatment exists that is just as effective, costs a fraction of the price, and has none of the side effects. I would highly recommend doing your research before shelling out so much money for such a small bottle with health warnings attached.
3Patient Review
12/1/2015
Vigamox for Ulcer of the Cornea of the Eye with Bacterial Infection
I began this medication yesterday upon being diagnosed with a corneal infection. The drops are incredibly painful, making my eye watery and red. I'm hoping that this means the medicine is working, but it's been very unpleasant so far.
2.3Patient Review
7/6/2016
Vigamox for Pink Eye from Bacterial Infection
More expensive than the generic version I was taking previously, and not nearly as effective. There are other treatments out there that work better and faster, and don't cost as much money.
2Patient Review
1/23/2015
Vigamox for Pink Eye from Bacterial Infection
I'm on day five of the treatment, and I haven't seen any positive results yet. The inflammation, light sensitivity, and pain are all still present. I'll be discussing other options with my doctor today.
1Patient Review
6/25/2017
Vigamox for Pink Eye from Bacterial Infection
These drops cost me $170 with insurance and did not alleviate my symptoms whatsoever. 72 hours after starting the prescription, my eye was only getting worse; the swelling had doubled and pain was radiating from my eye to my temple. I ended up having to go back to the doctor and paying another $200 for the visit plus an additional $150 for different medication.
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Patient Q&A Section about vigamox

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What eye infections does Vigamox treat?

"Moxifloxacin is an antibiotic in the fluoroquinolone family that fights bacteria in the body. It come in the form of an ophthalmic solution for treating bacterial infections of the eyes. However, it will not work on viral or fungal infections of the eye."

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What is Vigamox used to treat?

"Vigamox is an antibiotic used to kill bacteria causing infections in the eyes."

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Is Vigamox eye drops a steroid?

"Are Vigamox and Tobradex effective for treating the same thing?

Yes, Vigamox and Tobradex are both effective for treating bacterial infections of the eyes."

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How many times a day do you use Vigamox?

"For adults, children, and newborns, the typical dosage of Vigamox is 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 3 times a day for 7 days."

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Clinical Trials for Vigamox

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