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Zymar (gatifloxacin) Eye Drops

This medication is an antibiotic that stops the growth of bacteria.  By killing bacteria, gatifloxacin can prevent/treat eye infections.  It may also be used after cataract surgery to prevent infection.

How to Use

  • Wash your hands.

  • Remove contact lenses (if applicable).

  • Do not let the dropper tip touch your eye or any other surface.

  • Tilt your head back, look up and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pocket.

  • Hold the bottle upside down directly over your eye and allow 1 drop to fall into the pocket by squeezing the bottle gently.

  • If a drop misses your eye, try again.

  • Look down and close your eye for about 30 seconds.

  • Place a finger at the inner corner of the eye and press. This will reduce the medication from draining out. 

  • Try not to blink, squeeze your eyelids or rub your eyes.

  • Replace bottle cap.

  • Wait 3-5 minutes in between different eye drops (if using multiple types of eye drops).

  • Discard any unused drops after you finish your course of treatment by dropping off to the pharmacy.

Side Effects & Precautions

Temporary blurred vision (do not drive/operate machinery until you are sure you can do so safely), eye irritation, dry eye, swelling and redness of the eyelid, tearing or eye discharge, decreased vision, or eye pain, unusual or after-taste, runny nose


  • Store at room temperature

  • Protect from freezing

  • Keep out of reach and sight of children

  • Do not use it after the expiry date (the expiry date refers to the last day of that month)

This is for informational purposes only and does not substitute medical advice.  It is not a complete product summary and does not include a full list of side effects.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have or for any unexpected effects while using this product. 


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