Zymar (Ophthalmic)

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How long will it take to have zymar work

Hi, When should I see a difference after using zymar.. one day..two..or will it take 4-5 .. my doctor never told me..also how long should I keep my contacts out.. and I'm assuming I should begin with a new pair. thanks for you help..
by julie in ogdensburg,new york, 05/15/2006

tingling in mouth while on zymar

i wanted to know if i have tingling in my mouth can i stop using or continue it i feel nervous and scared and i taste it in my throat what should i do should i just stop using it and then go see a doctor or call the doctor right away and what if i don...
by Lizette McGough, 02/16/2006

Zymar (Ophthalmic) Drug and Prescription Information

Zymar (Ophthalmic)

Zymar (Ophthalmic) Medication Classification

GATIFLOXACIN (Into the eye)

Zymar (Ophthalmic) Brandname


Zymar (Ophthalmic) is used for the Treatment

Gatifloxacin (ga-ti-FLOKS-a-sin) Treats an eye infection caused by bacteria. This medicine is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.

When To Not Use Zymar (Ophthalmic)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to gatifloxacin or similar medicines such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro®), gemifloxacin (Factive®), levofloxacin (Levaquin®), moxifloxacin (Avelox®), norfloxacin (Noroxin®), or ofloxacin (Floxin®). Gatifloxacin that you take by mouth has the brand name Tequin®.

How Should You Use Zymar (Ophthalmic)

Liquid, Drop

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
  • Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
  • Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball.
  • Close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute.
  • Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap back on the bottle right away. Keep the bottle upright when you are not using it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Zymar (Ophthalmic) Storage

Store Zymar (Ophthalmic) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Zymar (Ophthalmic) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Zymar (Ophthalmic)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using theophylline (Theo-Dur®), cyclosporine (Sandimmune®, Neoral®), or a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®).

Zymar (Ophthalmic) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while you are using this medicine, unless your doctor says it is okay.

Zymar (Ophthalmic) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Skin rash, redness, blistering, or peeling.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Eyes a little more sensitive to light than normal.
  • Mild blurred vision.
  • Mild redness in your eye.
  • More tears or crusting than usual in your eye.

Zymar (Ophthalmic) Ratings

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Zymar (Ophthalmic)

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: ***

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Clarisse, Clarisse - 01/11/2014

Health and social care will not be set aginsat each other if the Secretary of State clarifies exactly where the line is to be drawn between health and social care. The present battles do serve PCTs well as these allow significant costs to be shifted from one organisation to another (mainly from PCT to local authority). At present, the line identifying what services and needs should be funded by a PCT and those requiring funding by a local authority (or an individual with assets over a323,250) is indistinct and varies from one PCT to the next . The location of the line is based on the judgment of professionals who at times do not understand the law or who choose to turn a blind-eye to the Coughlan and Grogan judgments. This variation in legal understanding and application of the 2009 continuing health care directions is evidenced by the large differences in the number of people per 50,000 population in a PCT who are in receipt of NHS funded continuing care.There is very good reason for the Government to try and clarify the law around the health and social care funding divide so as to minimise the need for clause 21(6).