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Besifloxacin ophthalmic Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to besifloxacin ophthalmic: ophthalmic suspension

Along with its needed effects, besifloxacin ophthalmic 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 besifloxacin ophthalmic:

Less common
  • Blurred vision
  • eye pain
  • itching of the eye
  • red, sore eyes
  • swelling of the eye or eyelid

Some side effects of besifloxacin 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:

Less common

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to besifloxacin ophthalmic: ophthalmic suspension

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Conjunctival redness, blurred vision, eye pain, eye irritation, eye pruritus[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Besivance (besifloxacin ophthalmic)." Bausch and Lomb, Rochester, NY.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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