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Zymaxid

Allergan

Zymaxid (gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution) 0.5% is a topical fluoroquinolone anti-infective indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis caused by susceptible strains of the following organisms: Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus mitis group*, Streptococcus oralis*, Streptococcus pneumoniae *Efficacy for this organism was studied in fewer than 10 infections.

At-a-Glance
  • Mechanism of Action: The antibacterial action of gatifloxacin results from inhibition of DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV.
  • Dosage: Patients 1 year of age or older: Instill one drop every two hours in the affected eye(s) while awake, up to 8 times on Day 1. Instill one drop two to four times daily in the affected eye(s) while awake on Days 2 through 7.

Details

FDA

Yes

CE Mark

Not specified

Active Ingredients

Gatifloxacin

Application

Topical

Status

Prescription

Strength

0.5%