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Besifloxacin

INFORMATION

Uses

Besifloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Besifloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Pale red skin, Itchy rash, Blurred vision, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Eye redness, Eye itching, Eye pain, Eye irritation, Eye swelling, Eyelid swelling, Facial swelling, Headache

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Expert advice

  • Avoid touching the dropper tip against your eye or anything else to prevent contamination.
  • Wash your hands often especially after touching the eye as bacterial conjunctivitis spreads easily to others.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as besifloxacin may cause blurred vision.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while you have symptoms of infection or while you are using besifloxacin.
  • Do not stop using besifloxacin until you complete the prescription period, even if you feel better, as the infection may not be completely treated and the bacteria may develop resistance to the drug.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, become pregnant or are breast feeding before/during your treatment with Besifloxacin.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop hives, swelling of face, difficulty in breathing/swallowing, worsening of current symptoms or development of new symptoms.

Frequently asked questions

Besifloxacin

Q.What is Besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension 0.6 and what is it used for?
Besifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and used for treating irritation and redness in the membrane covering the eye (conjunctivitis or pink eye) caused by bacterial infections and also in prevention of infection in patients undergoing laser therapy for cataracts.


Content on this page was last updated on 25 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)