Precautions and Warnings With Moxifloxacin Eye Drops

To help prevent contamination when using moxifloxacin eye drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye. Other warnings and precautions with moxifloxacin eye drops relate to issues such as not wearing contact lenses during treatment, telling your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and not taking the drug by mouth or injection.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Prior to using moxifloxacin eye drops (Moxeza™, Vigamox®), talk to your healthcare provider if you:
 
  • Have any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 

Specific Moxifloxacin Eye Drops Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to using moxifloxacin eye drops include the following:
 
  • If you wear contact lenses, you should not wear them when you have any symptoms of an eye infection. Instead, wear your glasses until the infection clears up.
     
  • This medication is meant for use only as an eye drop. It should not be taken by mouth or by injection.
     
  • In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye.
     
  • Moxifloxacin eye drops are considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that the product might be unsafe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not currently known (see Vigamox and Pregnancy).
     
  • It is unknown if moxifloxacin eye drops pass through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to using the drug (see Vigamox and Breastfeeding).
     
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