How Does
BESIVANCE®
Work?

Pink Eye

BESIVANCE® (besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension) 0.6% is an antibiotic eye drop prescribed by your doctor to treat bacterial conjunctivitis, sometimes called pink eye, in people 1 year of age and older. BESIVANCE® contains the active antibacterial molecule, besifloxacin, which works by killing the infectious bacteria that entered the eye and caused the pink eye infection.

BESIVANCE® is formulated with DuraSite® technology to help the active molecule, besifloxacin, stay on the surface of the eye to fight certain bacterial pathogens for up to 12 hours.

BESIVANCE® is a thick, gray-white fluid that is easy to see when it lands on the eye, providing long-lasting coverage with every drop. BESIVANCE® works to fight bacteria for up to 12 hours.

Antibiotic eye drops like BESIVANCE® usually help symptoms get better after a few days. Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions for how to use BESIVANCE®.

How to Use BESIVANCE®

Use BESIVANCE® as directed by your doctor. You use BESIVANCE® by instilling one drop in the affected eye(s) 3 times a day, 4 to 12 hours apart, for 7 days.

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BESIVANCE® flexible dosing can fit into your day

You can dose BESIVANCE® anywhere from 4 to 12 hours apart—like this example schedule shows. This flexibility may be particularly convenient for children 1 year of age and older and their families.

And you can feel confident knowing that BESIVANCE® works to fight bacteria for up to 12 hours.

See why the flexible dosing of BESIVANCE® may be convenient for children age 1 and older and their families.

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Safety and Side Effects of BESIVANCE®

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  • What should I know about the safety of using BESIVANCE®?

    BESIVANCE® (besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension) 0.6% was proven safe and effective in clinical studies and can be used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis in children as young as 1 year of age. The safety and effectiveness in infants below one year of age have not been established.
  • What about side effects of BESIVANCE®?

    The most common side effect reported in clinical studies was eye redness in approximately 2% of patients. Other side effects reported in approximately 1-2% of patients were blurred vision, eye pain, eye irritation, itchy eye, and headache.
  • How do I use BESIVANCE®?

    Before each use, turn the BESIVANCE® bottle upside down and shake once. While upside down, remove cap, tilt head back, and gently squeeze bottle to put in one drop into the affected eye(s).
  • What else should I know about using BESIVANCE®?

    Do not wear contact lenses while using BESIVANCE® or any time you have signs or symptoms of an eye infection.

    To avoid contamination of the bottle tip, do not touch the bottle tip with material from your eye, your fingers or other source. Wash hands thoroughly before using BESIVANCE®.

 
Indication

BESIVANCE® (besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension) 0.6% is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial medicine used to treat an infection of the eye called conjunctivitis, caused by certain types of germs called bacteria. Contact your doctor for more information about this type of eye infection or the bacteria that cause it.

Important Safety Information
  • To avoid contamination of the bottle tip, do not touch the bottle tip with material from your eye, your fingers or other source. Wash hands thoroughly before using BESIVANCE.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while using BESIVANCE or any time you have signs or symptoms of an eye infection.
  • Before each use, turn the BESIVANCE bottle upside down and shake once. While upside down, remove cap, tilt head back and gently squeeze bottle to put in one drop into the affected eye(s).
  • The most common side effect reported in clinical studies was eye redness in approximately 2% of patients. Other side effects reported in approximately 1-2% of patients were blurred vision, eye pain, eye irritation, itchy eye, and headache.
  • Safety and effectiveness in infants below one year of age have not been established.
  • Not for injection into the eye.

Click here to see full Prescribing Information for BESIVANCE.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Indication

BESIVANCE® (besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension) 0.6% is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial medicine used to treat an infection of the eye called conjunctivitis, caused by certain types of germs called bacteria. Contact your doctor for more information about this type of eye infection or the bacteria that cause it.

Important Safety Information
  • To avoid contamination of the bottle tip, do not touch the bottle tip with material from your eye, your fingers or other source. Wash hands thoroughly before using BESIVANCE.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while using BESIVANCE or any time you have signs or symptoms of an eye infection.
  • Before each use, turn the BESIVANCE bottle upside down and shake once. While upside down, remove cap, tilt head back and gently squeeze bottle to put in one drop into the affected eye(s).
  • The most common side effect reported in clinical studies was eye redness in approximately 2% of patients. Other side effects reported in approximately 1-2% of patients were blurred vision, eye pain, eye irritation, itchy eye, and headache.
  • Safety and effectiveness in infants below one year of age have not been established.
  • Not for injection into the eye.

Click here to see full Prescribing Information for BESIVANCE.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.