What is Besivance eye drops used for?

What is Besivance eye drops used for?

BESIVANCE® (besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension) 0.6% is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial medicine used to treat an infection of the eye called conjunctivitis, caused by certain types of germs called bacteria. Contact your doctor for more information about this type of eye infection or the bacteria that cause it.

How often do you use Besivance?

This medication 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.

Is Besivance eye drops thick?

BESIVANCE® is formulated with DuraSite® technology to help the active molecule, besifloxacin, stay on the surface of the eye to fight certain bacterial pathogens for up to 12 hours. BESIVANCE® is a thick, gray-white fluid that is easy to see when it lands on the eye, providing long-lasting coverage with every drop.

Does Besivance need to be refrigerated?

Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses can increase your risk of infection that is resistant to medication. Store this medicine in an upright position at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use..

How quickly does Besivance work?

Be sure to use Besivance (besifloxacin) for the full amount of time your healthcare provider instructed (it’s usually recommended for 7 days), even if you start to feel better. Call your provider if your infection doesn’t seem to be improving after a couple days.

What are the side effects of Besivance eye drops?

Common side effects of Besivance include:

  • temporary eye redness/itching/pain/irritation,
  • temporary blurred vision, or.
  • headache.

Is Besivance a steroid?

Is Besivance (besifloxacin) a steroid? Besivance (besifloxacin) is not a steroid or corticosteroid. It is an antibiotic eye drop that kills bacteria causing pink eye.

What are the side effects of Besivance?

Does Besivance treat pink eye?

The FDA approved Besivance based on clinical trials in which bacterial conjunctivitis patients treated with Besivance recovered faster than patients who were treated with a solution that only contained a preservative. Besivance was shown to be effective in treating patients at least 1 year old.

How does the Besivance ® work?

BESIVANCE ® contains the active antibacterial molecule, besifloxacin, which works by killing the infectious bacteria that entered the eye and caused the pink eye infection.

Besivance (besifloxacin) is a strong antibiotic eye drop that is useful for treating more severe bacterial eye infections. It has to be used three times a day and it’s only available as a brand medication, so it can be very expensive.

What is the most common side effect of Besivance?

SIDE EFFECTS. The most frequently reported ocular adverse reaction was conjunctival redness, reported in approximately 2% of patients. Other adverse reactions reported in patients receiving BESIVANCE occurring in approximately 1-2% of patients included: blurred vision, eye pain, eye irritation, eye pruritus and headache.

Can I wear contact lenses with Besivance?

Patients should not wear contact lenses if they have signs or symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis or during the course of therapy with BESIVANCE. The most common adverse event reported in approximately 2% of patients treated with BESIVANCE was conjunctival redness.