BESIVANCE (Besifloxacin)

BESIVANCE (Besifloxacin)

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What is this medication?

BESIVANCE (Besifloxacin)
Antibiotic, Ophthalmic

BESIVANCE (Besifloxacin) is indicated for treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.

How does this medication work?

BESIVANCE (Besifloxacin) is an antibiotic that inhibits two enzymes which are essential for the synthesis and replication of bacterial DNA: the bacterial DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV.

How should I take this medication?

Ophthalmic: Instill 1 drop into affected eye(s) 3 times daily (4 to 12 hours apart) for 7 days.

How to Take: For topical ophthalmic use only. Wash hands before and after instillation. Invert bottle while closed and shake once prior to each administration. Avoid contaminating the applicator tip with affected eye(s), fingers, or other sources.

What should I watch for while using this medication?

Before using BESIVANCE (Besifloxacin), make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take, pre-existing medical conditions and activities you perform.  Prolonged use of Besifloxacin can cause fungal or bacterial superinfection.  Discontinue use and initiate alternative therapy if superinfection occurs.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use two doses at one time.

How should I store this medication?

Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature between 59-77°F (15-25°C) away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep bottle tightly closed when not in use. 

What are the possible side effects of using this medication?

Conjunctival redness; blurred vision, eye irritation, eye pain, eye pruritus.

Note this is not a complete list of side effects for BESIVANCE (Besifloxacin), only common ones.