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Zymar® (gatifloxacin) is an antibiotic eye drop licensed to treat bacterial conjunctivitis, an eye infection commonly called "pink eye." It is only used when a person's conjunctivitis is caused by bacteria. Zymar will not cure a case of conjunctivitis that is caused by viruses.
 
Zymar belongs to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, or "quinolones" for short. It works to kill infection-causing bacteria by interfering with DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV, which are enzymes necessary for the survival and reproduction of the bacteria.
 
(Click Zymar Uses to learn more about what the drug is used for, including information on whether children and older adults can use it.)
 
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