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Composition for GATE P P

Gatifloxacin Topical(3 mg),Prednisolone(10 mg)

food interaction for GATE P P

alcohol interaction for GATE P P

pregnancy interaction for GATE P P

lactation interaction for GATE P P

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gate p p 3mg/10mg eye drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Gate p p 3mg/10mg eye drops is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Gatifloxacin Topical(3 mg)


Gatifloxacin topical is used as a local treatment for bacterial eye infection (conjunctivitis) and ear infections in adults and children older than 1 year of age.

How it works

Gatifloxacin belongs to the class of medications called as fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It inhibits protein synthesis in the susceptible bacteria, thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Altered taste, Blurred vision, Eye irritation, Eye redness, Teary eyes, Eyelid swelling, Eye itching, Eye discharge, Eye pain
Prednisolone(10 mg)


Prednisolone is a steroid used to reduce inflammation associated with various disorders such as allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, blood disorders, gastro-intestinal disorders, respiratory diseases, cancer and skin disorders.Prednisolone is also used as eye drops   to treat eye swelling caused by allergy, infection, injury, surgery, or other conditions

How it works

Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called as glucocorticosteroids. Prednisolone increases the level of corticosteroids which are already present in the body and helps to treat various inflammatory conditions. It has anti-inflammatory, metabolic, immune, and hormonal effects on the body.

Common side effects

Personality changes, Acne, Altered blood lipids, Altered menstrual cycle, Absence of menstrual periods, Behavioual changes, Decreased sexual function, Decreased libido, Delayed wound healing, Dizziness, Eye swelling, Fatigue, Fragile skin, Happiness, Headache, Heartburn, Increased hair growth, Increased sweating, Insomnia, Mood changes, Muscle stiffness, Muscle weakness, Skin redness


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Expert advice for GATE P P

  • Avoid contact lenses if you have bacterial conjunctivitis or you are applying eye drops. 
  • Inform your doctor about your existing medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines that you use.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as you may have blurred vision after using gatifloxacin topical.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to gatifloxacin or any of its ingredients. 

Frequently asked questions for GATE P P

Gatifloxacin Topical

Q. Does gatifloxacin topical contain sulfa?
Gatifloxacin topical does not contain sulfa. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Q. Is gatifloxacin topical the same as Zymaxid?
Zymaxid is the brand name for gatifloxacin eye solution.
Q. Is gatifloxacin topical the same as ofloxacin?
Both gatifloxacin and ofloxacin are fluoroquinolone antibiotics and have the same mechanism of killing bacteria. Ofloxacin topical is used to treat eye and ear infections, whereas gatifloxacin is used in the form of eye/ear drops for the treatment of eye and ear infections only. They are also different with respect to the side-effects they cause.
Q. Is gatifloxacin topical banned in India?
Gatifloxacin is banned in India for oral/injectable use in humans, however its use as eye/ear drops is not banned.


Q. Is prednisolone a steroid, pain-killer, or an anti-inflammatory drug?
Prednisolone is a steroid anti-inflammatory drug. However, it is not a pain-killer.
Q. Is prednisolone the same as prednisone?
No. Prednisolone is the active metabolite of prednisone. Both of them are corticosteroids used for different indications.
Q. Can I take prednisolone for whooping cough or chest infection?
No, prednisolone is not used for whooping cough or chest infection.
Q. Is prednisolone safe?
Yes. Prednisolone is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor.
Q. How long can I take corticosteroids for?
It is advisable to take the drug for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop the treatment abruptly or take for a longer period than recommended.
Q. Does prednisolone cause hair loss, weight gain, tiredness, acne, or drowsiness?
Yes. Prednisolone may cause hair loss, weight gain, tiredness, acne or drowsiness. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 16 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)