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Is vigamox for pink eye ok for newborn?

Is vigamox for pink eye ok for newborn?

Yes Vigamox: Vigamox® eye drops has been studied in patients from newborns to adults, including geriatric patients and is safe in all age groups. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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Is vigamox good for the pink eyes?

Is vigamox good for the pink eyes?

Depends: Pink eye is a generic term which indicates inflammation of the conjunctiva. This inflammation could have numerous sources including viral, allergic and bacterial. Vigamox will only help bacterial conjunctivitis which is not common in adults. Your best bet is to see an eye doctor, identify the source of the inflammation and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of conjunctivitis when treating it with vigamox?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis due to an organism susceptible to vigamox should clear up in a few days. However, viral conjuctivitis, often confused with bacterial conjunctivitis, can take as long as 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Why would lubricant eye drops be recommended for conjunctivitis? Was given antibiotics (vigamox) helped for a few days, now given lubricant drops?

Why would lubricant eye drops be recommended for conjunctivitis? Was given antibiotics (vigamox)  helped for a few days, now given lubricant drops?

Treat the symptoms: Most cases of conjunctivitis do not need antibiotic treatment. So treatment of the symptoms with artificial tears or allergy drops is often all that is needed until the body gets rid of the infection. ...Read more

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Can I use polysprine eye drops with vigamox that was prescribed by my dr? Im on day 7 with no change in my condition

Can I use polysprine eye drops with vigamox that was prescribed by my dr?  Im on day 7 with no change in my condition

Yes: You can use the meds together but if it is not getting better after 1 week on broad spectrum antibiotics, you may need to consider other etiologies such as viral eye disease. See your eye doctor. ...Read more

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My left eye swollen.Inside is red. And I can't control tearing when I took Vigamox.I started to take this medicine 2 days before.could u suggest sth?

My left eye swollen.Inside is red. And I can't control tearing when I took Vigamox.I started to take this medicine 2 days before.could u suggest sth?

Probably viral.: External bacterial eye infections typically clear rapidly with a strong 4th generation antibiotic like Vigamox. This suggests it may be viral. If you have severe bright light sensitivity, tearing & foreign sensation, you need a slit lamp biomicroscope exam in an eye doctor's office. This could be a foreign body particle embedded in your cornea, a herpetc infection or EKC from adenovirus 8 or 19. ...Read more

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3-4 wks ago I was prescribed vigamox 0.5% for my red right eye. I wore my new contacts yesterday fine but today my right eye is red again. What to do?

3-4 wks ago I was prescribed vigamox 0.5% for my red right eye. I wore my new contacts yesterday fine but today my right eye is red again. What to do?

Depends: Vigamox is a antibiotics for bacterial conjunctivitis. If you had a corneal ulcer then antibiotics is the option. You need to follow up with your doctor to make sure your eye issue has been resolved. Corneal ulcer is common with contact lens wearer especially with overnight use. You may have allergy or dry eyes which Vigamox will not help. ...Read more

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Does vigamox cause white of eye to swell?

Does vigamox cause white of eye to swell?

No, not usually: No not unless you have an allergy to vigamox, and this would usually be associated with redness. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rash on face after using vigamox eye drops?

What to do if I have rash on face after using vigamox eye drops?

Stop it: If you developed rash it means you may have allergy to the drop. Please notify your doctor. Your doctor will give you a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more