Ocular allergy/inflammation:

Indications for: ZYLET

Ocular inflammation associated with infection or risk thereof.

Adult Dosage:

Instill 1–2 drops into the conjunctival sac of affected eye(s) every 4–6hrs; may increase to every 1–2hrs in first 24–48hrs; reduce dose as symptoms improve; max 20mL for first ℞. Reevaluate if no improvement after 2 days.

Children Dosage:

Not established.

ZYLET Contraindications:

Ocular fungal, viral, or mycobacterial infections.

ZYLET Warnings/Precautions:

Corneal or scleral thinning. Glaucoma. Monitor IOP and for secondary infections and for cataracts in prolonged use (>10 days). Monitor blood levels in combined aminoglycoside therapy. Avoid abrupt cessation. Soft contact lenses (remove during therapy). Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

ZYLET Classification:

Steroid + aminoglycoside.

Adverse Reactions:

Secondary ocular infections, injection, superficial punctate keratitis, increased IOP, ocular discomfort (eg, burning, stinging, itching, discharge) visual/lacrimation/eyelid disorder, photophobia, corneal deposits, headache. May mask or exacerbate ocular infections. May delay wound healing and increase bleb formation after cataract surgery. In prolonged use: increased IOP, optic nerve damage, cataract formation, corneal perforation.

Generic Drug Availability:


How Supplied:

Susp—5mL, 10mL