Zymarand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Gatifloxacin
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
0.3% Eye Solution/Drops
- Manufactured by Allergan Inc.
- Product of India • Shipped from India
- Prescription Required
- Marketed as Gatiquin Eye Drops in India
- Manufactured by Cipla
- Product of India • Shipped from India
- Prescription Required
Please Note: Allergan is the license holder and marketing agent for Zymar however the manufacturing is contracted by Allergan to Piramal Healthcare. Packaging shows both companies.
Zymar Drug Information
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Gatifloxacin Drug Information
Zymar is a quinolone antibiotic used for eye infections (such as conjunctivitis). Zymar treats only bacterial eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections. Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
How to Use Zymar
For best results, use exactly as directed for the full time prescribed. Stopping Zymar too soon may result in a return of the infection. To apply eye drops, wash hands first. To avoid contamination, do not let the dropper tip touch any surface. Tilt your head back, gaze upward and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Place the dropper directly over eye and instill the prescribed number of drops. Look downward and gently close your eye for 1 to 2 minutes. Place one finger at the corner of the eye near the nose and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining away from the eye. Try not to blink and do not rub the eye. Do not rinse the dropper. If you are using other kinds of eye drops, wait at least five minutes before applying the other medications. Do not wear contact lenses while you are using this medicine. Sterilize contact lenses according to manufacturer's directions and check with your doctor before using them. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve in 7 days.
Before using Zymar, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to quinolone antibiotics (such as ciprofloxacin); or if you have any other allergies. Zymar may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Zymar, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history. After you apply Zymar, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. During pregnancy, Zymar should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if Zymar is passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Zymar, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Zymar Side Effects
What are Zymar side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Zymar may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Zymar as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Zymar
The side effects of Zymar may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Zymar. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Zymar may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Zymar, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Zymar.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Zymar, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Zymar and the side effects associated with Zymar are described in the following:
Common Zymar Side Effects
- dry eye
- eye tearing
- ocular pain
- ocular redness
Less Frequent Zymar Side Effects
- reduced visual acuity
- ocular itching
- eyelid edema
- ocular discharge
- ocular irritation
- headache disorder
Rare or Very Rare Zymar Side Effects
- conjunctival hemorrhage
- hypersensitivity drug reaction
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- pharyngeal edema
- laryngeal edema
- facial edema
- allergic dermatitis
- blurred vision
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Discard the solution if it changes color, turns cloudy, or if it contains particles. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Zymar when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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