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If you are taking Vigamox and wear contacts, you should switch to glasses while your eye heals. Before beginning treatment, tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any other medications or are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding. Warnings and precautions with Vigamox also apply to people who are allergic to any of the drug's ingredients; these people should not use it.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Before using Vigamox® (moxifloxacin eye drops), talk to your healthcare provider if you:
  • Have any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Specific Warnings and Precautions With Vigamox

Precautions and warnings to be aware of prior to using Vigamox include the following:
  • If you wear contact lenses, you should not wear them when you have any symptoms of an eye infection. Instead, wear your glasses until the infection clears up.
  • This medication is meant for use only as an eye drop. It should not be taken by mouth or by injection.
  • In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye.
  • Vigamox is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it might be unsafe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not currently known (see Vigamox and Pregnancy).
  • It is unknown if Vigamox passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to using the drug (see Vigamox and Breastfeeding).
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