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Is it safe to take Viamox for eye infection?

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Posted on Mon, 29 Sep 2014
Question: Hi Doctor.. Yesterday , accidently some detergent mixed water went inside my right eye accidentally. Iam also having a upper respiratory infection since yesterday. When i woke up today morning my right eye was red and there was white liquid discharge. Doctor have adviced me to take AZEE-500(1/day for 3 days), Vigamox eye drop and Refresh Liquigel. I took the medicine today afternoon and one drop of Vigamox eye drop and Refresh Liquigel. My right eye is now still paining than in the morning, there is itching, has become more reddish than in the morning and also, some sticky fluid is coming out of the eye most of the time, and my right eye seems blurred due to the fluid. Will this medication take some time to get this resolved or should i change the medication?
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You need to continue same treatment.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Health care magic

I am Dr. Dadapeer K, an ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye.

I reviewed your history.
These symptoms indicate infection of the eye in the form conjunctivitis.
The treatment you are on in the form of vigamox, a antibiotic and refresh liquigel is in right direction.
You need to continue them as advised by your doctor.
The infection will respond in 2-3 days. If it is not improving then we need yo change the antibiotic.
Hence I advice you to continue same treatment.

Hope I have answered your question and the information is helpful to you.

Do write back to me for further questions.

Thank you
With regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dadapeer K (18 minutes later)
Thanks Doctor...Yes, Answered all...One more question is there a way to avoid eye discharge? When i got up in the morning yesterday eye was sealed with the hardened eye discharge..Is this slight blurred vision from the sticky discharge normal?
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You can use antibiotic eye ointment during night.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thank you for the follow up question.

Eye discharge is because of infection. This will resolve once the infection is treated. Hence no need to worry about eye discharge. You need to clean the eyes as soon as you get up. You need to take precaution to avoid sharing kerchiefs or bed sheets as this can lead to spread of infection to others also.
You can antibiotic eye ointment like ciprofloxacin eye ointment at bed time to decrease the formation of discharge.
Slight blurred vision from sticky discharge is normal and no need to worry about it.

Hope the information is helpful to you.

Thank you
With regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dadapeer K (2 days later)
Hi Doctor...the redness reduced a bit. At morning its fine, but at night still i have the irritation with the discharge(but lesser than before) .. I have advised to use Vigamox for 4 times daily now for both eyes for 7 days.. Is there any side of such prolonged use of these antibiotic drugs?
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Use of vigamox for 7 days will not cause problems.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thank you for the follow up question.

It is good that symptoms are decreasing. Vigamox is an antibiotic and it can be used for 1-2 weeks. It is required till the infection is present. Use of vigamox for 7 days will not cause any problem. No need to worry.

Hope the information is helpful to you.

Thank you
With regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dadapeer K (7 hours later)
One more question,....is there a minimum gap between 2 doses of using Vigamox? Currently i have been given timings as 8AM-12PM-4PM-8PM, which mean 4 hours between the gaps..is this gap short?
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No the gap is adequate.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thank you for the follow up question.

Vigamox can be used up to 6-8 times per day.
Use of vigamox 4 times per day with a gap of 4 hours is sufficient and adequate. You can use it 4 times per day with a gap of 4 hours.

Hope the information is helpful to you.

Thank you
With regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dadapeer K (21 hours later)
Thanks doctor.. One more question.. I have been prescribed to use refresh liquigel after applying Vigamox... Today i forgot to put refresh liquigel after putting Vigamox, is there any issues if i dont use refresh liquigel after i had put Vigamox and 4hours later i again put vigamox?
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No problem will occur no need to worry.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thank you for the follow up question.

Refresh liquigel is an artificial tear and it is prescribed for relief from irritation. Skipping or missing once will not cause any problem.
No need to worry.

Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is it safe to take Viamox for eye infection?

Brief Answer: You need to continue same treatment. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to Health care magic I am Dr. Dadapeer K, an ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye. I reviewed your history. These symptoms indicate infection of the eye in the form conjunctivitis. The treatment you are on in the form of vigamox, a antibiotic and refresh liquigel is in right direction. You need to continue them as advised by your doctor. The infection will respond in 2-3 days. If it is not improving then we need yo change the antibiotic. Hence I advice you to continue same treatment. Hope I have answered your question and the information is helpful to you. Do write back to me for further questions. Thank you With regards