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If you have conjunctivitis ("pink eye") that is caused by bacteria, your healthcare provider may prescribe the eye drop ZymaxidTM (gatifloxacin). This medication is classified as a "fluoroquinolone," which means it works by interfering with two enzymes critical to the reproduction of bacteria. It is applied anywhere from two to eight times a day for up to seven days.
Most people have no problems with this eye drop; however, prior to using Zymaxid, inform your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have and any other medications you are using -- especially other eye drops. The product is not expected to cause problems, but you may need to separate your Zymaxid dose from that of the other eye drops.
(Click Zymaxid for more information on this eye drop, including possible side effects, what to do in cases of overdose, and other important information for your healthcare provider.)
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