I've been using Zymar for 12 days and the eye infection is not completely gone. It's about 95% healed. Since " prolonged use may result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, including fungi.", I would like to know if I should continue for a few more days or stop. Knowing that stopping antibiotics before complete recovery is risky, as the creation of "super-bugs" can be difficult to treat. Thus, I would like your opinion as to what time period is considered "prolonged" and/or any experience of using Zymar for more than 12 days.
The recommended dosage regimen for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis is:
Days 1 and 2: Instill one drop every two hours in the affected eye(s) while awake, up to 8 times daily.
Days 3 through 7: Instill one drop up to four times daily while awake.
I believe you must stop now, after 8 days it should be enough.
Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve in 7 days---
Take care and have a good weekend
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