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At this time, there are no known drug interactions with Zymaxid; however, because this eye drop has not been studied with all other medications, this does not mean interactions will never exist. To ensure your safety and the medication's effectiveness, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including nonprescription products and supplements.

Does Zymaxid Interact With Other Drugs?

Zymaxid™ (gatifloxacin) is a prescription antibiotic eye drop used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye. This medication does not have any known drug interactions.
 
Zymaxid is a topical medication for use in the eye. Very little of it (if any) is expected to be absorbed into the blood after normal use. Therefore, Zymaxid is not likely to interact with other drugs.
 
In general, Zymaxid should not be used at the same time as other eye drops. If you use more than one eye drop medication, separate them from your Zymaxid dosage by at least five minutes. Ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider if you have any questions about the best way to separate these medications.
 

Final Thoughts

At this time, it seems unlikely that Zymaxid would interact with other medications. No drug interactions have been identified to date, and very little Zymaxid is expected to be absorbed into the blood after normal use.
 
However, this does not necessarily mean that there really are no drug interactions with Zymaxid. This eye drop has not been studied with every possible drug, and interactions may be discovered at a later date.
 
It is always a good idea to make sure all your healthcare providers have a complete list of your medications. Make sure you tell them about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and supplements, even if you believe they will not react with other medicines.
 
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