Gatifloxacin Ophthalmic Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Conjunctivitis

gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.3%:
Days 1 and 2: Instill 1 drop into the affected eye(s) every 2 hours while awake, up to 8 times daily.
Days 3 through 7: Instill 1 drop up to 4 times daily while awake.
gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.5%:
Day 1: Instill one drop every two hours in the affected eye(s) while awake, up to 8 times on daily.
Days 2 through 7: Instill one drop two to four times daily in the affected eye(s) while awake.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Conjunctivitis

1 year or older:
gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.3%:
Days 1 and 2: Instill 1 drop into the affected eye(s) every 2 hours while awake, up to 8 times daily.
Days 3 through 7: Instill 1 drop up to 4 times daily while awake.
gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.5%:
Day 1: Instill one drop every two hours in the affected eye(s) while awake, up to 8 times on daily.
Days 2 through 7: Instill one drop two to four times daily in the affected eye(s) while awake.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Precautions

Patients should be advised not to wear contact lenses while they have conjunctivitis.

Cases of bacterial keratitis associated with the use of topical ophthalmic products in multiple-dose containers which had been inadvertently contaminated by patients have been reported. Patients should be instructed to avoid allowing the tip of such containers to contact the eye, eyelid, fingers or any other surface.

Gatifloxacin ophthalmic should not be injected subconjunctivally, or introduced directly into the anterior chamber of the eye.

Dialysis

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