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Gatifloxacin Ophthalmic Dosage

Medically reviewed on October 8, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 0.5%; 0.3%

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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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