November 27, 2015
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(gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution)


ZYMAXID® sterile ophthalmic solution is an 8-methoxyfluoroquinolone anti-infective for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis. Its chemical name is (±)-1-Cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-8-methoxy-7-(3-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-4-oxo-3-quinolinecarboxylic acid, sesquihydrate. Its molecular formula is C19H22FN3O4• 1½H2O, and its molecular weight is 402.42. Its chemical structure is:

ZYMAXID® (gatifloxacin) Structural Formula Illustration

ZYMAXID® is a clear, pale yellow, sterile, preserved aqueous solution with an osmolality of 260-330 mOsm/kg and a pH of 5.1-5.7.

ZYMAXID® contains Active: gatifloxacin 0.5% (5 mg/mL); Inactives: benzalkonium chloride 0.005%; edetate disodium; purified water; and sodium chloride. May contain hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide to adjust pH.

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/4/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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