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Zymar Eye Ointment

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Product introduction

Zymar Eye Ointment is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye. It relieves the symptoms of the infection by stopping the further growth of the causative microorganisms.

Zymar Eye Ointment is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

It may cause burning sensation in the eyes immediately following application. However, these side effects are temporary and usually subside on their own. Inform your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines. Do not wear contact lenses while using it.

Uses of Zymar Eye Ointment

  • Bacterial eye infections

Benefits of Zymar Eye Ointment

In Bacterial eye infections

Zymar Eye Ointment is an antibiotic medicine. It works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that is causing the infection. It helps relieve symptoms such as pain, redness, itching or soreness caused due to eye infections. The dose and duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor based on your condition. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Zymar Eye Ointment

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zymar

  • Burning sensation

How to use Zymar Eye Ointment

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the tube close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid.

How Zymar Eye Ointment works

Zymar Eye Ointment is an antibiotic. It treats bacterial eye infections by preventing the bacteria from dividing and repairing. It does so stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zymar Eye Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zymar Eye Ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zymar Eye Ointment may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Zymar Eye Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Zymar Eye Ointment, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick tips

  • Zymar Eye Ointment helps treat bacterial infections of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the medication.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Fluoroquinolone
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL
Action Class
Quinolones/ Fluroquinolones

Interaction with drugs

Taking Zymar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Life-threatening
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Life-threatening
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Life-threatening
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Life-threatening

Patient concerns

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Which eye ointment can I used in place of neosporin h
Dr. Vishal Maniar
Ophthalmology
Zymar or Exocin or Zaha eye ointment
Hello Dr. My 3 months old baby has a white line like skin which appears to be slightly wrinkled & dry in one of his lower eyelids. The line in that area looks slightly whiter than the normal skin. It does not look obvious unless we notice it keenly What would it be? Thank u.
Dr. Vishal Maniar
Ophthalmology
Send pic if possibleRight eye lower lid is swollen looks allergicClean it with cotton bud with johnson baby shampooApply Zymar eye ointment at bedtime for 15 days
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No.3, Kasturba Road, Level 2, Prestige Obelisk, Bangalore – 560 001., KARNATAKA, INDIA
Country of origin: India
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