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Gatifloxacin (Zymar)

Also known as Tequin and Zymar

Gatifloxacin sold under the brand names Gatiflo, Tequin and Zymar, is an antibiotic of the fourth-generation fluoroquinolone family, that like other members of that family, inhibits the bacterial enzymes DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV. Bristol-Myers Squibb introduced Gatifloxacin in 1999 under the proprietary name Tequin for the treatment of respiratory tract infections, having licensed the medication from Kyorin Pharmaceutical Company of Japan. Allergan produces an eye-drop formulation called Zymar. In many countries, gatifloxacin is also available as tablets and in various aqueous solutions for intravenous therapy.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $82.28 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed gatifloxacin to treat cataract, diminished vision, macular degeneration, and pain in eye.

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