Zymaxid

(gatifloxacin)

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Treats eye infections.

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Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) effectively treats pink eye caused by bacteria, but must be applied multiple times a day.

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Quick facts about Zymaxid
  • Drug class: Eye drops
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (gatifloxacin)

Upsides

  • Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) effectively treats pink eye.
  • Directly applying Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) to the eye(s) helps you avoid systemic side effects such as diarrhea and sun sensitivity.
  • Inexpensive generic Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) drops are available.
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Downsides

  • Requires frequent applications, especially during the first few days of treatment.
  • Directly applying Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) to the eyes can be irritating.
  • Must be applied more frequently than some alternatives.
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Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It stops bacterial infections by preventing bacteria from growing.

Quick facts about Zymaxid
  • Drug class: Eye drops
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (gatifloxacin)

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  • Eye drops
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What to expect when you take Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) for Eye infections

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  • Possible side effects
  • Worsening of eye infection
  • Eye irritation
  • Taste changes
  • Eye pain
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Side effect rates for Zymaxid (gatifloxacin)

From 717 clinical trials of Zymaxid when taken for eye infections

Risks and Warnings for Zymaxid (gatifloxacin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Allergies to quinolone antibiotics such as Levaquin and Cipro.

    Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) can sometimes cause very serious allergic reactions. Before starting on Zymaxid (gatifloxacin), tell your doctor if you are allergic to quinolone antibiotics such as Levaquin and Cipro. If you experience facial swelling, tingling, or difficulty breathing while taking Zymaxid (gatifloxacin), seek medical help right away.