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Published: 6/2021

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Moxifloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 0.5% "NITTEN"
 Active ingredient:
Moxifloxacin hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
slightly yellow to clear lime green ophthalmic solution, (bottle) white translucent 5mL, (cap) rose red
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine shows antibacterial action by inhibiting bacterial DNA replication.
It is usually used to treat blepharitis, dacryoadenitis, hordeolum, conjunctivitis, inflammation of the tarsal gland, keratitis, or to prevent infection before/after ophthalmic surgery.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you wear contact lenses.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For ocular infection such as conjunctivitis and hordeolum: In general, apply 1 drop at a time, 3 times a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to symptoms.
    Before/after ophthalmic surgery: In general, apply 1 drop at a time, 5 times a day before surgery and 3 times a day after surgery.
    Strictly follow the instructions in any case.
  • Before using, wash your hands with soap and water. Tilt your head back, pull down your lower eyelid so that the dropper tip does not touch the eye or eyelashes and apply the medicine. After applying, close your eyes for 1 to 5 minutes, pressing the inner corner of your eyes. (If you need to use other eye drops at the same time, wait more than 5 minutes.)
  • If you miss a dose, apply one dose at the time you notice it. Apply generally from the next time. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should not apply two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally apply more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop applying this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include eye pain (eye-smarting), taste abnormality (bitter taste), red eyes, eye irritation and blepharitis. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • erythema, rash, respiratory distress, blood pressure reductions [shock, anaphylaxis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store at room temperature (1 to 30 degrees Celsius) away from direct sunlight.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.
  • To avoid improper use and quality loss, do not transfer this solution to any other bottle or container.
  • Do not use any other solution in this bottle.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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