Zymar Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Zymar (gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution) is used to treat eye infections caused by bacteria. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include blurred vision, watery eyes, headache, eye irritation/pain/dryness/redness, bad taste in mouth.
The recommended dosage regimen of Zymar for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis is: Days 1 and 2: Instill one drop every two hours in the affected eye(s) while awake, up to 8 times daily; Days 3 through 7: Instill one drop up to four times daily while awake. It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on Zymar used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all medications you use, especially: theophylline, blood thinners, or cyclosporine used in the eyes or taken by mouth. Zymar should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Zymar (gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Zymar in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- severe swelling, burning, redness, or discomfort in or around your eye;
- eye pain, vision changes, increased sensitivity of your eyes to light;
- signs of new infection, such as drainage, crusting, or oozing of your eyes or eyelids; or
- the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild itching, burning, redness, or irritation;
- watery eyes;
- puffy eyelids;
- headache; or
- unpleasant taste in your mouth after using the drops.
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Zymar Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: persistent eye redness, swelling of the eye or eyelid.
An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Zymar FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Ophthalmic Use: The most frequently reported adverse events in the overall study population were conjunctival irritation, increased lacrimation, keratitis, and papillary conjunctivitis. These events occurred in approximately 5-10% of patients. Other reported reactions occurring in 1-4% of patients were chemosis, conjunctival hemorrhage, dry eye, eye discharge, eye irritation, eye pain, eyelid edema, headache, red eye, reduced visual acuity and taste disturbance.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Zymar (Gatifloxacin Ophthalmic Solution) »
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