Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Appropriate use of eye drops: When using this medication, avoid allowing the tip of the eye dropper to contact the eye, eyelid, fingers, or any other surface. If the tip touches these surfaces, it can become contaminated with bacteria and may worsen your condition. Do not share this product with anyone as it may spread the infection.
Contact lenses: If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them while you are being treated for bacterial conjunctivitis.
Eye infections: If eye irritation occurs or if the eye infection worsens or has not started to improve in 2 days, you should call your doctor immediately. To minimize the risk of spreading the infection to others, wash your hands frequently and avoid sharing towels, pillowcases, face cloths, or soap with anyone who is infected.
Overgrowth of organisms: Prolonged use of this medication may cause an overgrowth of organisms that this medication does not effectively kill. If your symptoms worsen or do not improve, call your doctor as soon as possible.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while using this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if besifloxacin passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children under 1 year of age.