Zymar

Zymar is an anti-bacterial eye drop used to treat bacterial infections of the eye (pink eye). Make sure not to touch the tip of the applicator.

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Zymar Overview

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Zymar is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial eye infections. Zymar belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones, which help to kill bacterial cells.

This medication comes in solution (liquid) form and is applied topically during waking hours to the affected eye every 2 hours for the first and second day (up to 8 times in one day), then 1 drop up to 4 times daily for the next 5 days (total length of treatment is 7 days).

Common side effects include redness and irritation of the eye, dry eye and taste disturbances. Zymar can also cause blurred vision. It is not recommended to wear contact lenses until eye infection has resolved.

 

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  • Other
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Cystitis
  • Escherichia Coli Infections
  • Gonorrhea
  • Haemophilus Infections
  • Klebsiella Infections
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial
  • Proteus Infections
  • Protozoan Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
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Uses of Zymar

Zymar is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial eye infections.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

 

Zymar Drug Class

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Side Effects of Zymar

Common side effects of Zymar include the following:

  • irritation of the eye
  • dry eye
  • taste disturbances

This is not a complete list of Zymar side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.