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If you have bacterial conjunctivitis ("pink eye"), your healthcare provider may prescribe Zymar® (gatifloxacin), an antibiotic that comes in the form of an eye drop. The medication is usually taken four to eight times a day, and the typical course of treatment lasts seven days.
 
Although most people tolerate it well, side effects do occur in some cases. In clinical studies, the most common side effects of this eye drop included:
 
  • Eye irritation, pain, redness, or itching
  • Increased tearing
  • Blurred vision.
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Zymar is not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and what medications you are taking before prescribing this eye drop.
 
(For more information on this eye drop, click Zymar. This article covers how this prescription drug works, lists additional side effects, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
 
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