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Composition FOR BIOGEM

Gemifloxacin(1000 mg)

food interaction for BIOGEM

alcohol interaction for BIOGEM

pregnancy interaction for BIOGEM

lactation interaction for BIOGEM

medicine interaction for BIOGEM

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Biogem 1000mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Biogem 1000mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Gemifloxacin(1000 mg)


Biogem 1000mg injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Biogem 1000mg injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Nausea, Rash, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Headache, Stomach pain, Urticaria, Vomiting


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Expert advice FOR BIOGEM

  • Do not take gemifloxacin if you have a history of a neuromuscular disease characterized by very weak muscles and unusual tiredness (myasthenia gravis) as it may worsen muscle weakness and cause breathing problems.
  • Do not stop using gemifloxacin even if you feel better, as the infection may not be completely treated and the bacteria may develop resistance.  
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms such as pain, swelling, inflammation and possible breakage of bands of tissue that connect muscles to bone (tendons) especially in the achilles tendon in the back of the foot/ankle while taking the medicine or within several months of stopping it.
  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of seizures, diabetes, severe or persistent diarrhea, skin sensitivity to the sun, severe heart, liver or kidney problems, heart blood vessel problems, or low blood potassium or magnesium levels, family history of irregular heartbeat (QT prolongation) or are taking any medications for these problems (e.g. amiodarone, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol).
  • Do not drive, operate machinery, or participate in activities requiring alertness or coordination until you know how this medication affects you.
  • Avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight as gemifloxacin may make your skin sensitive to sunlight or ultraviolet light.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR BIOGEM


Q. What is gemifloxacin used for?
Gemifloxacin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, particularly, gram-positive bacteria like streptococcus. Pneumonia (including multi-drug resistant strains) and some staphylococci which cause diseases such as exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (sudden worsening of symptoms due to bacterial infection in the windpipe), community-acquired pneumonia (lung infection developed in the person who was not in the hospital

Q. How does gemifloxacin work?
Gemifloxacin is an antibacterial drug that belongs to a class of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It inhibits essential proteins necessary for bacterial reproduction thereby killing the infection causing bacteria.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)