Besivance 0.6% 5 ml
Your doctor may prescribe Besivance for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. This is an antimicrobial medicine from the quinolone family that only works against bacteria and not viral or fungal infections. Your doctor will want to be certain of the cause of your infection and may take a swab for testing but will start you on Besivance right away if a visual exam points to a probable Streptococcus or Staphylococcus bacterial infection. Bacterial conjunctivitis is extremely contagious and is most common among young children.
Besivance is a newer generation quinolone that comes with a lower possibility of becoming bacterial resistant. This is because the active ingredient, Besifloxacin Ophthalmic Suspension inhibits two enzymes and not just one. So when instilled into the infected eye(s), Besivance works by converting their target enzymes, called gyrase and topoisomerase IV, into toxic enzymes that fragment the bacterial chromosome so the DNA replication is unable to be completed. The bacteria cannot grow so their numbers fall and the infection clears up.
Pink eye may be the two most hated words you could hear if you have a preschooler. Children under the age of five tend to experience a lapse in their memory when it comes to hygiene. Bacterial conjunctivitis affects the conjunctiva, the membrane that covers your eyeball and the inside of your eyelid. Inflammation occurs as an immune response to the bacteria, causing the redness as blood vessels dilate.
Side Effects of Besivance: blurred vision, Irritation or stinging, Itchiness.
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