Daily Medication Pearl: Besifloxacin (Besivance)


Besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension (Besivance) is indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.

Medication Pearl of the Day: Besivance (besifloxacin)

Indication: Besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension (Besivance) 0.6% is a quinolone antimicrobial indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.


  • Dosing: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 3 times a day, 4 to 12 hours apart for 7 days.
  • Dosage forms:Ophthalmic suspension besifloxacin 6 mg/mL.
  • Adverse events: The most common adverse reaction reported in 2% of patients treated with Besivance was conjunctival redness.
  • Mechanism of action: Besifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial agent.
  • Manufacturer: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated.


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