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If you have a bacterial eye infection called conjunctivitis -- more commonly known as "pink eye" -- your healthcare provider may recommend Zymar® (gatifloxacin), an antibiotic. As an ophthalmic drop (eye drop), Zymar is used between four and eight times a day for a total of seven days.
To get the most out of each dosage, there are some guidelines to keep in mind. For example:
  • Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before and after using Zymar. This helps prevent the spread of the infection.
  • It is important to keep the bottle free from contamination to help prevent further infection. Do not allow the applicator tip to touch any surface, including your fingers or eyes.
  • Use Zymar in the eyes only. Do not apply it to your skin or take it by mouth.
(Click Zymar for an in-depth look at these ophthalmic drops. This article explores how the drops work, lists additional dosing guidelines, and explains why they may not be the right choice for certain people.)
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