Information about Besifloxacin

    Besifloxacin uses

    Besifloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
    It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).

    How besifloxacin works

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

    Common side effects of besifloxacin

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

    Available Medicine for Besifloxacin

    • ₹167
      Ajanta Pharma Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹370
      Bausch & Lomb Inc
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹220
      Indoco Remedies Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Besifloxacin

    • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
    • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
    • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Besifloxacin immediately and consult your doctor. You should not take medicines to stop or slow diarrhoea.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with epilepsy, kidney or heart diseases.

    Frequently asked questions for 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 05 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)