Comment from: 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 26

I used it after both cataract surgeries and had no problem. I guess I am lucky.

Comment from: Floxed 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 05

I was prescribed Zymar to used after my 2 cataract surgeries. I did not know at the time that my peripheral neuropathy diagnosed 5 years ago was caused by fluoroquinolones (Levaquin and Cipro) taken prior to that diagnosis. Had I known, I would have refused to use the Zymar. After using the Zymar, I did have increased symptoms of my PN, including burning feet and more difficulty walking. Do not use this drug without considering all side effects of fluoroquinolones. I've been suffering for 5 years and don't know if I'll ever recover.

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Comment from: oldwidowj 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 30

I had a stitch break in my cornea graft of over a year. I delayed going to my doctor and infection set in. He did not think we could save the eye,but after 5 weeks,the results have been nothing more than amazing. Last visit test showed almost back to vision I had. Cost is nothing when it is your EYES! Iam 81 yrs young.

Comment from: 75 or over Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 04

scratched eye, become red

Comment from: JG111767 35-44 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 16


Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 05

I was absolutely floored at the cost of this medication and also Nevanac; both over $75 each, my co-pay with insurance (BCBS)!

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Comment from: Dianne 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: September 22

worked well - only problem most Dr's will not dispense w/refills - have to call in for pres every time I have condition

Comment from: duke 75 or over Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 13

price of medication Zymar cost 85 dollars is there something lass for cataracts remove

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Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: June 11

Severe nausea

Comment from: Zymar User 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 06

My Zymar has been great I also had an ulcer of the cornea (caused by contact lenses), and this product cleared it up in just a couple of days. You probably shouldn't use it all the time, but occasionally when I get an eye infection (I have very sensitive eyes) a little drop and the redness clears up. I would definately recommend this to anyone.

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Comment from: Male Caregiver Published: August 06

had a ulcer of cornea from contact lenses. very painful! worked in just 3 or 4 days

Comment from: Catherine 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 08

I got a bacateial infection from contaminated contact lense solution. This product worked within days and relieved the pain, swelling and redness.

Comment from: 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 29

This medication was prescribed for an eye infection associated with contact lense use. The pain subsided within 24 hours and complete healing occured within the recommended course of treatment.

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Comment from: [email protected] 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 27

Had ulcer of cornea. Very painful. Drops helped over 14 days.

Comment from: citizen 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 28

After suffering severe adverse reactions (immediate and delayed) to zymar ophtalmic which had been prescribed by the opthamologist as a pre-cataract surgery prophylactic use, I learned much later through the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) that Zymar was contraindicated for women of my age with specific prior conditions. This gatifloxicin product caused several severe ruptures/tears in my shoulder, QT prolongation abnormalities, which adverse reactions led to 2 years physical therapy, and a surgery. My advice: be extremely cautious about getting all the facts about gatifloxacin before taking it. Advocate for yourself by asking specific questions and getting specific information about contraindications before taking this drug.

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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