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Gatifloxacin Ophthalmic Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 0.5% ; 0.3%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

0.3% solution:
-Days 1 and 2: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) every 2 hours while awake, up to 8 times a day.
-Days 3 through 7: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) up to 4 times a day while awake.

0.5% solution:
-Day 1: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) every 2 hours while awake, up to 8 times a day.
-Days 2 through 7: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 2 to 4 times a day while awake.

Use: For the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis due to susceptible strains of Staphylococcus aureus, S epidermidis, Streptococcus mitis group, S pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Corynebacterium propinquum, S oralis

Usual Pediatric Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

1 year or older:
0.3% solution:
-Days 1 and 2: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) every 2 hours while awake, up to 8 times a day.
-Days 3 through 7: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) up to 4 times a day while awake.

0.5% solution:
-Day 1: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) every 2 hours while awake, up to 8 times a day.
-Days 2 through 7: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 2 to 4 times a day while awake.

Use: For the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis due to susceptible strains of S aureus, S epidermidis, S mitis group, S pneumoniae, H influenzae, C propinquum, S oralis

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 1 year.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Do not introduce directly into the anterior chamber of the eye.

Storage requirements:
-Store at 15C to 25C (59F to 77F); protect from freezing.

Patient advice:
-Do not wear contact lenses if you have signs/symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis.
-Avoid contaminating the applicator tip with material from the eye, fingers, or any other source.

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