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ZYMAXID™ (gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution) 0.5% solution is indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis caused by susceptible strains of the following organisms:
Aerobic Gram-Positive Bacteria
Streptococcus mitis group*
Aerobic Gram-Negative Bacteria
*Efficacy for this organism was studied in fewer than 10 infections.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
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.
Dosage Forms And Strengths
Five (5) mL bottle containing 2.5 mL of a 0.5% sterile topical ophthalmic solution.
Storage And Handling
ZYMAXID™ (gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution) 0.5% is supplied sterile in a white, low density polyethylene (LDPE) bottle with a controlled dropper tip, and a tan, high impact polystyrene (HIPS) cap in the following sizes:
2.5 mL in 5 mL bottle: NDC 0023-3615-25
Store at 15°-25°C (59°-77°F). Protect from freezing.
Allergan, Inc. Irvine, CA 92612, U.S.A. Licensed from Kyorin Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/23/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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