Vigamox Side Effects
Generic name: moxifloxacin ophthalmic
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 1, 2023.
Note: This document contains side effect information about moxifloxacin ophthalmic. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Vigamox.
Applies to moxifloxacin ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution.
Serious side effects of Vigamox
Along with its needed effects, moxifloxacin ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Vigamox) 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 moxifloxacin ophthalmic:
Incidence not known
- Blurred or decreased vision
- change in vision
- chest tightness
- difficulty swallowing
- fast heartbeat
- hives, itching, skin rash
- loss of consciousness
- pooling of whitish fluid visible on the colored part of the eye
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- seeing floating spots before the eyes
- swelling of the eye
- trouble breathing
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Other side effects of Vigamox
Some side effects of moxifloxacin 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:
- Burning, dry, or itching eyes
- dry eye
- discharge, excessive tearing
- itching of the eye
- pain in the eye
- red, sore eyes
- Body aches or pain
- fever or chills
- general body discomfort
- lower back or side pain
- painful or difficult urination
- runny nose
- sore throat
- tender, swollen glands in the neck
- trouble with swallowing
- voice changes
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to moxifloxacin ophthalmic: intraocular solution, ophthalmic solution.
The most common side effects were eye irritation and eye pain.
Common (1% to 10%): Conjunctivitis, decreased visual acuity, dry eye, keratitis, ocular discomfort, ocular hyperemia, ocular pain, ocular pruritus, subconjunctival hemorrhage, tearing, eye irritation, eye pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Punctuate keratitis, eye pruritus, conjunctival hemorrhage, eyelid edema
Frequency not reported: Endophthalmitis, ulcerative keratitis, corneal erosion, corneal abrasion, intraocular pressure increased, corneal opacity, corneal infiltrates, corneal deposits, eye allergy, corneal edema, photophobia, lacrimation increased, eye discharge, foreign body sensation in eyes, corneal staining, eyelid disorder, abnormal sensation in eye[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Increased cough, pharyngitis, rhinitis
Rare (less than 0.1%): Nasal discomfort, pharyngolaryngeal pain, sensation of foreign body (throat)
Common (1% to 10%): Rash
Common (1% to 10%): Otitis media, fever/pyrexia, infection[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dysgeusia, headache
Rare (less than 0.1%): Paresthesia
Frequency not reported: Dizziness[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Vomiting
Frequency not reported: Nausea[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Decreased hemoglobin[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Increased ALT, increased GGT[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity
-Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions[Ref]
Serious and occasionally fatal hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions (some after first dose) have been reported with systemic quinolones.[Ref]
-Frequency not reported: Tendon ruptures[Ref]
Ruptures of the shoulder, hand, Achilles, or other tendons (requiring surgical repair or resulting in prolonged disability) have been reported with systemic fluoroquinolones. Risk of such ruptures may be increased in patients using concomitant corticosteroids, especially geriatric patients and in tendons under high stress (including the Achilles tendon).[Ref]
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Related treatment guides
1. Product Information. Vigamox (moxifloxacin ophthalmic). Alcon Laboratories Inc. 2003.
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. UK Summary of Product Characteristics.
3. Product Information. Moxeza (moxifloxacin ophthalmic). Alcon Laboratories Inc. 2015.
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.