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Zymar Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Gatifloxacin, the active ingredient, is a member of the quinolone family of antibiotics. Zymar is an antibiotic used in the treatment of eye infections such as conjunctivitis (pinkeye) and other bacterial infections.

Zymar Dosage

  • For days 1 and 2, insert one drop in each affected eye every 2 hours, up to a maximum of eight times a day.

Uses of Zymar

  • It is used to treat eye infections.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Zymar

Before taken Zymar medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Zymar. Side effects may include:

  • Eye irritation
  • Increased tearing

Warnings and precautions before taking Zymar:

  • Long-term use of Zymar could promote the growth of germs that are resistant to Zymar. The doctor will examine your eyes as needed to watch for signs of this development.
  • You should tell the doctor if you wear contact lenses. People with eye infections generally should not wear contact lenses.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Zymar with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Zymar with the following:

  • Caffeine
  • Theophylline (Theo-Dur)
  • Warfarin (Coumadin)

There is no information on Zymar overdose. But after taken Zymar if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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