Zymaxid

Zymaxid Ophthalmic Solution is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye. It relieves the symptoms of the disease by stopping the further growth of the causative microorganisms.

Solution is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

It may cause burning sensation in the eyes immediately following application. However, these side effects are temporary and usually subside on their own. Inform your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines. Do not wear contact lenses while using them. click here: Zymaxid 

USES OF ZYMAXID OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION

  • Bacterial eye infections

BENEFITS OF ZYMAXID OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION

In Bacterial eye infections

Solution is an antibiotic medicine. It works by stopping the bacteria causing the infection’s growth. It helps relieve symptoms such as pain, redness, itching or soreness caused due to eye infections. The dose and duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor based on your condition. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ZYMAXID OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zymaxid

  • Burning sensation

HOW TO USE ZYMAXID OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

HOW ZYMAXID OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION WORKS

Solution is an antibiotic. It treats bacterial eye infections by preventing the bacteria from dividing and repairing. It does so stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase.

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

No interaction found/established
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Pregnancy

Ophthalmic Solution may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies on humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breastfeeding

Ophthalmic Solution is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

Ophthalmic Solution may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney

No interaction found/established
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Liver

No interaction found/established

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ZYMAXID OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION?

If you miss a dose of Zymaxid Ophthalmic Solution, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Quick tips

  • Zymaxid Ophthalmic Solution helps treat bacterial infections of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the medication.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication to the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • It may cause short-term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
    Make sure to use it within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

FAQ:

What are Zymaxid eye drops used for?
Zymaxid is indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis caused by susceptible strains of the following organisms: Aerobic gram-positive bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus mitis group*, Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Gatifloxacin (Zymaxid) is available as a generic medication and may be significantly cheaper compared to the brand version. Unless there is a specific reason you need the brand, the generic medication will be a better value.
Avelox (moxifloxacin) effectively treats different types of bacterial infections, but is more expensive than its alternatives. Treats eye infections. Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) effectively treats pink eye caused by bacteria, but must be applied multiple times a day. Available as a generic medicine.

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