Generic Name and Formulations:
Gatifloxacin 0.5%; oph soln; contains benzalkonium chloride.
Indications for ZYMAXID:
Susceptible bacterial conjunctivitis.
Adults and Children:
<1yr: not established. ≥1yr: 1 drop every 2hrs in affected eye(s) while awake (max 8 doses) on day 1, then 1 drop in affected eye(s) 2–4 times daily while awake on days 2–7.
Discontinue if superinfection or hypersensitivity occurs. Corneal endothelial cell injury. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.
Worsening conjunctivitis, irritation, dysgeusia, eye pain/discharge.