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ZYMAXID (GATIFLOXACIN)

Zymaxid Description

Zymaxid is a broad-spectrum antibacterial medication prescribed to treat bacterial conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye. The active ingredient of Zymaxid is Gatifloxacin which is a bactericidal drug designed to kill the bacteria, not just stop it from multiplying. Once administered as directed, Zymaxid interferes with the essential enzymes (gyrase and topoisomerase IV) that the bacteria need in order to make DNA so they can grow and multiply.

The bacteria causing the inflammation and redness covering the whites of your eyes and inner eyelids may be staphylococci, streptococci, or haemophilus. It is important that your doctor determines if your eye infection is bacterial or viral because Zymaxid will not work for a viral infection.

Conditions Treated by Zymaxid

The most common types of bacterial infections of the eye are blepharitis, conjunctivitis, and keratitis. Blepharitis is a common and recurrent condition where your eyelids become inflamed and your eyelid margins are coated with oily particles and bacteria. This can cause eye irritation, redness, and stinging or burning. Bacterial keratitis is a corneal infection that causes pain, reduced vision, light sensitivity, and a watery eye.

Conjunctivitis (also known as pink eye) is a highly contagious condition that occurs when the transparent membrane lining the inside of your eye (conjunctiva) become inflamed. The conjunctiva is the thin, clear covering over the whites of your eyes and although it is transparent, there are blood vessels that will dilate when inflammation is triggered from your immune system that tells you there is something going on. The inflamed blood vessels cause the bloodshot appearance and can be itchy or irritating. Some individuals may experience a sticky, yellowish discharge that can cause your eyelids to stick together after sleeping.

Pink eye is particularly prevalent with preschoolers, daycare workers, teachers, and college students due to the close proximity they have with others. Simply touching objects that an infected person has been in contact with can spread the bacteria around a classroom in days. Don’t wait to see if it will clear up on its own! See your doctor or ophthalmologist for a prescription for Zymaxid and follow directions to clear up your eyes and reduce the risk of passing this around to the rest of your family.

Before You Administer Zymaxid

Talk to your doctor about other medical conditions you have so it can be determined if Zymaxid is the best medicine for your situation. List any current Rx drugs and non-prescription meds you are taking, including homeopathic remedies and vitamin supplements to avoid unintended side effects when combined with Zymaxid. It is unknown if Zymaxid passes into breast milk or may harm an unborn baby so tell your doctor if you are pregnant, become pregnant during treatment, or are nursing a baby.

Warnings for Zymaxid

Do not wear contact lenses while using Zymaxid and be careful not to touch the dropper to your eye or other surfaces that could contaminate the tip. Zymaxid is not an effective treatment for viral or fungal infections and should not be used for any longer than your doctor has prescribed.

Possible Side Effects of Zymaxid

  • Irritation
  • Eye pain
  • Blurred vision

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