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Can you use vigamox drops in the ear?

Can you use vigamox drops in the ear?

Yes you can but cost: Even though these are made for use in the eyes but it can be used in the ear
but the problem is it comes in 3ml bottle and you use 1 drop in eye three times a day. But you need a larger volume for years as much as 3to 4 drops and it finishes pretty fast and you need to get refill faster and it is very expensive about 80 dollars for 3 ml. Generic antibiotic ear drops are effective and much cheaper. Read more

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Vigamox for swimmers ear?

Vigamox for swimmers ear?

Not a good choice: It is not a good choice as it is expensive, comes in 3ml bottle and cost about 80 to 100 dollars. There are better and cheaper choices for treating swimmers ears. Talk to your doctors. Read more

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Vigamox for kids swimmers ear?

Vigamox for kids swimmers ear?

No: This medication is designed, tested and approved for treatment of eye disease. Read more

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

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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The doc prescribed Vigamox to my father 4 times a day for 3 weeks and I've been mistakenly giving it to him every 4 hours for a week now, what to do?

The doc prescribed Vigamox to my father 4 times a day for 3 weeks and I've been mistakenly giving it to him every 4 hours for a week now, what to do?

Probably OK: It does depend on why he was taking it. 4 times a day is higher than normal unless he has a serious corneal infection, but higher does have been used without permanent problems (one study gave a drop every 1 minutes for 5 minutes! And only a little pain & irritation was noted. But call the eye doc & see how you should proceed going forward. What's the silver lining? You'll always double -check! 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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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 can I do to quickly heal corneal abrasion? I have put vigamox already every 2 hours more or less in 24hrs. What else? I'm diabetic.

What can I do to quickly heal corneal abrasion? I have put vigamox already every 2 hours more or less in 24hrs. What else? I'm diabetic.

Abrasion: Some corneal abrasions heal slowly in diabetics. Some abrasions become infected...If yours persists, see your local ophthalmologist. Read more

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Can vigamox be given to two year old?

Can vigamox be given to two year old?

Yes, dosed on age: General dosing: children ≥1 year and adults: vigamox®: instill 1 drop into affected eye (s) 3 times daily for 7 days. Read more

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How long does vigamox last in medicine cabinet?

How long does vigamox last in medicine cabinet?

Expiration date: There should be an expiration date somewhere on the bottle. To be honest, though, I wouldn't push it with eye drops. If it's been more than a few weeks since you opened the bottle and used them, I wouldn't put the drops in my eyes. And never use someone else's medicine. Read more

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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

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I had an eye ulcer in Feb that has me blind in right eye I was admitted to Barnes for two weeksthey tried vanc drops vigamox atropene tobrimyocin etc every hour I used it until it was gone but they wanted to readmit me so 100 more people can have a look s

I had an eye ulcer in Feb that has me blind in right eye I was admitted to Barnes for two weeksthey tried vanc drops vigamox atropene tobrimyocin etc every hour I used it until it was gone but they wanted to readmit me so 100 more people can have a look s

Other infections: You have picked a fine place for treatment at Barnes. They clearly are thinking that Vigamox and Tobramycin, which are terrific anti-infectives, have failed to stop your infection. Other possibilities are Herpes of the eye and fungal or amoebic infection which they will certainly look for in further analysis. Since they suggest re-admission, I would go for it. Read more

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

Can I use polysprine eye drops with vigamox that was prescribed by my dr? I'm 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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I am experiencing cloudy or blurred vision (quality: blurring of distant objects, blurring of nearby objects) (time frame: gradual onset). From ripped cornea. Using Vigamox.?

I am experiencing cloudy or blurred vision (quality: blurring of distant objects, blurring of nearby objects) (time frame: gradual onset). From ripped cornea. Using Vigamox.?

Examination: If you haven't had an exam, make one now. You're treating yourself with Vigamox™ which is likely helping to protect from infection but your blurry vision could be from corneal scarring or inflammatory reaction. An Eye MD will be able to tell you if additional anti inflammatory medication is required. You may also need prophylactic treatment if you suffer from recurrent epithelial erosions. 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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What causes an corneal ulcer for a contact wearer and are there other options besides seeing a doctor? I'm just using vigamox to reduce the redness.

What causes an corneal ulcer for a contact wearer and are there other options besides seeing a doctor? I'm just using vigamox to reduce the redness.

Ulcer: Corneal ulcers can be sight threatening. It should not be self treated. Typically in a contact lens wearer, the lack of oxygenation of the cornea mixed with bacteria living on an overused contact spell trouble. Vigamox is a good antibiotic which can aid in ulcer reduction in some ulcers. However some types of pathogens are not responsive to Vigamox. 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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