Gatifloxacin and Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drops


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Gatifloxacin and Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drops, an eye care medication under the branding of KAPIGAT-P, are used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Bacteria are tiny microorganisms that can invade the healthy cells of the body. During infection, bacterial cells grow at an exponential rate in the body. The multiplication of bacterial cells causes triggers the immune response of the body, and it causes different symptoms in the body like fever, inflammation, and headache.

Gatifloxacin and prednisolone acetate is a combination of two medicines, gatifloxacin, and prednisolone. Gatifloxacin is antibiotic and works against the growth of bacterial cells in the body. It acts on DNA-Gyrase, a bacterial enzyme essential for developing bacterial cells in the body. Prednisolone is a steroid compound and is helpful against inflammation caused in the body during infection. This medication can give relief from bacterial infections and allergic symptoms.

Uses of Gatifloxacin and Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drops 

This medication helps treat bacterial infections and various symptoms of allergies during the bacterial manifestation in the body.

  • Inflammation
  • Bacterial infection of the eyes
  • Redness in eyes
  • Swelling of eyes
  • Irritation in eyes 

Directions for use

Before taking these eye drop medications, here are the directions you need to keep in mind. One can take the help of another person to put these drops in the eyes.

  • Wash your hands before touching the container
  • Put the recommended dose of drops carefully in your eyes.
  • Close your eyes for a definite period and relax.
  • Do not swallow this medication

Side Effects of Gatifloxacin and Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drops

The significant side effects of these eye drops are listed below. It is essential to know that the given side effects were observed in a small minority of the population. A person should immediately consult a healthcare expert if the side effects are kept in the body.

  • Corneal inflammation
  • Conjunctival irritation
  • Increased lacrimation
  • Papillary conjunctivitis


It is advised to discuss the following health conditions with your healthcare professional before taking this eye drop medication. The mentioned medicines can play a significant role in determining the efficacy of these medications.

  • Allergies
  • Cataracts
  • Use of contact lenses
  • Diabetes
  • Myopia
  • Hypermetropia

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

What are the minimum drops recommended for this medication?

At least one drop is recommended for this medication.

Can a person use this medication regularly?

No, this medication is not meant for regular use.

What if a person swallows this medication?
This medication is not meant to swallow; it is advised to reach out to a healthcare professional as soon as possible.

What is the ideal time to take this medication?

It is better to take these medications at night.

How much time should a person wait between two doses?
The person should wait at least 5-10 minutes before administering two doses of this medication.

Additional information
Brand Name



Gatifloxacin + Prednisolone Acetate (0.3% + 0.5%)


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