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What is the best antibiotic for pink eye?

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The brand names of medications for pink eye bacterial conjunctivitis are Vigamox Ophthalmic, Azasite Ophthalmic, Besivance Ophtalmic, Gentak Ophtalmic and Moxeza Ophtalmic, according to WebMD. These medications only work for bacterial infections and not for infections caused by viruses and fungi.

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What is the best antibiotic for pink eye?
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Vigamox Ophtalmic is a brand name for moxifloxacin hcl eye drops, a quinolone antibiotic for treating eye infections. Moxifloxacin is the generic name of Moxeza Ophtalmic eye drops and besifloxacin is the generic name of Besivance Ophtalmic eye drops, which are also quinolone antibiotics. Azithromycin is the generic name of Azasite Ophtalmic eye drops, a macrolide antibiotic that stops the growth of bacteria. Gentamicin sulfate is the generic name of Gentak Ophtalmic, which is available as liquid eye drops or eye ointment, according to WebMD.

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