Zymar Eye Drop (Gatifloxacin Ophthalmic)

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ZYMAR (gatifloxacin) eye drops is an ophthalmic solution used in the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis. This medication is an antibiotic that belongs to the quinolone class of antibacterial medication. ZYMAR (gatifloxacin) eye drops do not absorb into the systemic circulation and are designed to work for localized infections of the eye.

What is Zymar used for?

ZYMAR (gatifloxacin) eye drops treat a variety of different bacterial organisms. The medication works by attaching to bacterial enzymes that repair bacterial DNA. By inhibiting these enzymes, ZYMAR eye drops prevent bacteria from replicating.

ZYMAR (gatifloxacin) eye drops cannot treat viral eye infections and they should not be used to treat allergies or allergic symptoms. They do not treat symptoms of inflammation, itchiness, or redness caused by factors other than a bacterial infection.

What is the ZYMAR eye drops price?

The price for ZYMAR (gatifloxacin) eye drops may vary by retailer. Please see other sections of this page for pricing information.


ZYMAR (gatifloxacin) eye drops are instilled into the affected eye every two hours while awake, up to eight times per day for days 1 and 2, and up to four times per day while awake for days 3 through 7. ZYMAR eye drops should be used for the full duration as directed by a physician, even if symptoms start to improve. Stopping ZYMAR (gatifloxacin) eye drops before completing a course of therapy increases the risk of bacterial resistance, which may require a stronger antibacterial for future treatment.


ZYMAR (gatifloxacin) eye drops contain 0.3% gatifloxacin (3 mg/mL). Inactive ingredients include benzalkonium chloride 0.005%, edetate disodium, purified water, and sodium chloride. Formulations may contain hydrochloride or sodium hydroxide to adjust pH to match that of the eye.


Do not use ZYMAR (gatifloxacin) eye drops if you have a known hypersensitivity (allergic reaction) to any of the active or inactive ingredients.

Using ZYMAR eye drops for longer than directed or in a way that is different than prescribed may cause the growth of organisms that are resistant to the antibacterial gatifloxacin. Resistant organisms will no longer be susceptible to ZYMAR eye drops and alternative treatments may be necessary.

The tip of the bottle used to apply ZYMAR (gatifloxacin) eye drops should not directly touch the tissue of the eye. Doing so may result in corneal endothelial cell injury (damage to the cornea of the eye).

Side Effects

Among groups of people that use ZYMAR (gatifloxacin) eye drops, about 5-10% may develop one or more of the following side effects:

  • Conjunctival irritation (swelling and redness of the eye)
  • Increased lacrimation (eyes tearing more than usual)
  • Keratosis (excess growth of skin around the eye)
  • Papillary conjunctivitis (red bumps on the underside of the eyelid)


  1. Allergan. (2017). Zymar: Highlights of prescribing information. Print.
  2. Schultz C. Gatifloxacin Ophthalmic Solution for Treatment of Bacterial Conjunctivitis: Safety, Efficacy and Patient Perspective. Ophthalmology and Eye Diseases. 2012;4:OED.S7383. doi:10.4137/oed.s7383

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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