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Zymar 0.3% Drops

Manufactured byAllergan India Ltd.
ContainsGatifloxacin
Description
Zymar 0.3% Drops is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat conjunctivitis or pink eye caused by bacteria. Pink eye can easily spread by direct or indirect contact with an infected person. Zymar 0.3% Drops is effective against a large number of bacteria. It kills or prevents the growth of bacteria causing the infection. It is not effective against eye infections caused by viruses. You may rarely experience eye irritation or discomfort while using this eye drop. Gatifloxacin eye drops side effects are temporary and they self-resolve within a few days after the treatment. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment. For the ease of remembering, use Zymar 0.3% Drops around the same time every day. You should wash your hands properly before administering Zymar 0.3% Drops. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper close to the eye with the tip facing downwards. Squeeze the dropper so that a drop of medicine falls in the pocket. Close your eyes for 2 to 3 minutes and repeat the same for the next dose. You will start to feel better in a couple of days after using this gatiflox eye drop.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zymar 0.3% Drops

  • Discharge from eyes
  • Eye irritation
  • Eye pain
  • Eye swelling
  • Dry eyes

Uses of Zymar 0.3% Drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Gatifloxacin eye drops start working within 24 hours of administration. You will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after using this eye drop. But finish your entire course of treatment, even if the condition gets better.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effects of gatifloxacin eye drop last for about 2 to 4 hours. You may have to administer your next dose after 2 to 4 hours as directed by your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Zymar 0.3% Drops.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    It is not known whether Zymar 0.3% Drops will harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor that you are pregnant. It is acceptable to use upon your doctor's recommendation. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is not known whether Zymar 0.3% Drops passes into breast milk or if it could affect the nursing baby. Inform your doctor that you are breast-feeding. It is acceptable to use upon your doctor's recommendation.

Allergy

Avoid using Zymar 0.3% Drops if you are allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as severe itching, redness, eye irritation, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

It is not known whether Zymar 0.3% Drops will harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor that you are pregnant. It is acceptable to use upon your doctor's recommendation. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether Zymar 0.3% Drops passes into breast milk or if it could affect the nursing baby. Inform your doctor that you are breast-feeding. It is acceptable to use upon your doctor's recommendation.
General warnings

Antibiotic resistance

Finish your entire course of treatment with Zymar 0.3% Drops, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance (the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics). If you still feel ill after completing your antibiotic course, make an appointment to consult your doctor.

Contact lens

Do not wear contact lenses when you are suffering from an eye infection.

Use in children

Zymar 0.3% Drops is not recommended for use in children less than 1 year of age unless directed by your doctor.

Driving or operating machinery

Zymar 0.3% Drops may cause short term blurring of vision, burning sensation or discomfort in the eyes when it is used. You should be cautious about these symptoms before driving a vehicle or operating machinery.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Zymar 0.3% Drops. And if a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention in case of an overdose with Zymar 0.3% Drops.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Gatifloxacin eye drops uses are proven to be highly effective in treating eye bacterial infections. Zymar 0.3% Drops is for external use only. Administer it as directed by the doctor. Do not touch your eyes with unwashed hands. Avoid sharing items like eyeglasses, contact lenses, pillows, towels, clothes, eye or face makeup when you are infected. Use this eye drop at around the same time daily for the ease of remembering. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Gatifloxacin eye drops price may vary based on the brands. Gatifloxacin eye drops for stye is also shown to be effective.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Zymar 0.3% Drops stops the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This helps to kill or prevent the growth of bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Quinolones, Antibiotics, Fluoroquinolones

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 22 Mar 2021

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