Available in the form of eye drops, Zymar® (gatifloxacin) is an antibiotic used for the treatment of conjunctivitis, which is commonly referred to as "pink eye." It is approved for use in adults and children as young as one year old.
Treatment with Zymar eye drops will usually last seven days, with four to eight doses per day. The exact amount you need to take will depend on the severity of your infection.
(To read more about these prescription eye drops, click Zymar. This article provides more information on things like dosing guidelines, possible side effects, what to do in cases of overdose, and what to discuss with the healthcare provider prescribing them.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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