Besifloxacin

Besifloxacin treats an infection of the eye commonly known as "pink eye". Can cause blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how besifloxacin affects you.

Besifloxacin Overview

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Besifloxacin is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis (pinkeye), an infection of the eye. Besifloxacin belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones. These work by killing the bacteria that cause infection. 

This medication comes as an eye drop and is usually applied into the eyes 3 times a day for 7 days. 

Common side effects of besifloxacin include eye redness, pain, and itching.

Besifloxacin can also cause blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how besifloxacin affects you.

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Uses of Besifloxacin

Besifloxacin is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis, an infection of the eye commonly known as "pink eye".

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Besifloxacin Brand Names

Besifloxacin may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Besifloxacin Drug Class

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Side Effects of Besifloxacin

Serious side effects have been reported with besifloxacin. See the "Besifloxacin Precautions" section.

Common side effects of besifloxacin include the following:

  • eye redness
  • blurred vision
  • eye pain
  • eye irritation
  • eye itching
  • headache

This is not a complete list of besifloxacin side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.