What is Besivance?Besivance is an antibiotic eyedrop used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis (pinkeye).
What is the most important information I should know about Besivance?Besivance may cause allergic reactions. Discontinue Besivance and contact your doctor at the first sign of a rash or allergic reaction.
Although it is common to feel better early in the course of therapy, Besivance should be taken exactly as directed. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of therapy may decrease the effectiveness of treatment and increase the likelihood that bacteria will develop resistance and will not be treatable by Besivance or other antibacterial drugs in the future.
Do not wear contact lenses if you have signs or symptoms of an eye infection.
Who should not take Besivance?Besivance should not be used in infants <1 year old.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Besivance?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Besivance. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you wear contact lenses.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and children ≥1 year: Apply one drop in the affected eye(s) three times a day, 4-12 hours apart for 7 days.
How should I take Besivance?Thoroughly wash your hands before using Besivance. Invert the closed bottle (upside down) and shake once before each use. Remove the cap with the bottle still in the inverted position. Tilt your head back, and with the bottle inverted, gently squeeze the bottle to apply one drop into the affected eye(s).
What should I avoid while taking Besivance?Avoid contaminating the applicator tip with material from the eye, fingers, or other source.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Besivance?No significant interactions have been reported with Besivance at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are the possible side effects of Besivance?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: redness of the eyes, blurred vision, eye pain, eye irritation, itching of the eyes, headache
Can I receive Besivance if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Besivance during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Besivance?If you miss a dose of Besivance, administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not administer two doses at once.
How should I store Besivance?Store at room temperature, and protect from light.
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