Besivanceand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Besifloxacin Hydrochloride
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
0.6% Eye Suspension/Drops
No generic is available for Besivance 0.6%.
- Manufactured by Bausch & Lomb Inc
- Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Besivance 0.6%.
Besivance Drug Information
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Besivance Drug Information
Besivance is used to treat bacterial eye infections. Besifloxacin belongs to a class of drugs known as quinolone antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Besivance treats only bacterial eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections (such as infections caused by viruses, fungi, mycobacteria). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
How to Use Besivance
To apply eye drops, wash hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use. Do not wear contact lenses while you are using this medicine or while you have the bacterial eye infection. Sterilize contact lenses according to manufacturer's directions, and check with your doctor before you begin using them again. Before use, hold the closed dropper bottle upside down and shake once to mix. Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place 1 drop into the pouch. Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Place a finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose) and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink and do not rub your eye. Repeat these steps if your dose is for more than 1 drop and for your other eye if so directed. Besivance is used in the affected eye(s) usually 3 times a day, with at least 4 hours or as many as 12 hours between each dose, or as directed by your doctor. Your dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. If you are using another kind of eye medication (such as drops or ointments), wait at least 5 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the drops to enter the eye. Use Besivance regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Continue using it for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too soon may allow the bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection. Tell your doctor right away if your condition does not improve in a few days or if you develop new or worsening eye symptoms (such as discharge, swelling, redness, pain).
Before using besifloxacin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other quinolone antibiotics (such as ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin); or if you have any other allergies. Besivance may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Besivance, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,other eye problems. After you apply Besivance, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. During pregnancy, Besivance should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether Besivance passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Besivance, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
The effects of some drugs can change if you take other drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use your medications or by close monitoring. To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with Besivance. While using Besivance, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval.other eye medications. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Besivance Side Effects
What are Besivance side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Besivance may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Besivance as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Besivance
The side effects of Besivance may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Besivance. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Besivance may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Besivance, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Besivance.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Besivance, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Besivance and the side effects associated with Besivance are described in the following:
Common Besivance Side Effects
- conjunctival hyperemia
Less Frequent Besivance Side Effects
- ocular pain
- blurred vision
- headache disorder
- ocular irritation
- ocular itching
Rare or Very Rare Besivance Side Effects
Store tightly closed at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Besivance when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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