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Zymar 0.3% Opht. Solution 5ml

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Solution
Chemical Name: GATIFLOXACIN (gat-ih-FLOX-uh-sin)

Common uses
Zymar is a quinolone antibiotic used to treat eye infections.

Before using
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking other antibiotics, or using other eye medicines. DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions including, contact lens use, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you are allergic to quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns about using this medicine.

Directions
Follow the directions for using Zymar provided by your doctor. TO USE ZYMAR, first, wash your hands. Tilt your head back and, with your index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Drop the prescribed number of drops of medicine into the pouch and gently close your eyes. Do not blink and keep your eyes closed for 1 or 2 minutes. Do not rub the eye. Place one finger at the corner of the eye near the nose and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medicine from draining away from the eye. Remove excess medicine around your eye with a clean tissue, being careful not to touch your eye. Wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them. TO PREVENT GERMS from entering your medicine, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface including your eye. Do not rinse the dropper. If you are using other kinds of eye drops wait at least five minutes before applying the other medicines. DO NOT WEAR CONTACT LENSES while you are using this medicine. Sterilize contact lenses according to manufacturer’s directions and check with your doctor before using them. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature between 59 and 77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) in a tightly-closed container away from heat, light, and moisture. DO NOT FREEZE. Discard the solution if it changes color, turns cloudy, or if it contains particles. TO CLEAR UP YOUR INFECTION COMPLETELY, continue using this medicine for the full course of treatment even if your symptoms disappear in a few days. Do not miss any doses. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Cautions
IF YOUR SYMPTOMS DO NOT IMPROVE within 7 days or if they become worse, check with your doctor. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE TEMPORARY BLURRED VISION, use caution driving or performing activities that require clear vision. USE OF THIS MEDICINE FOR PROLONGED or repeated periods of time may result in a secondary infection. Contact your doctor for more information. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include blurred vision, watery eyes, headache; irritation, pain, dryness, or redness of the eye; or bad taste in mouth. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience any unlikely but serious side effects including, persistent eye redness, or swelling of the eye or eyelid. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

If you take too much
IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE USED TOO MUCH of this medicine, contact your doctor or seek medical advice right away.

Additional information
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. Do not use this medicine later for another infection unless told to do so by your doctor. A different medicine may be necessary in those cases. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and pets.

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