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Gatifect 400 mg Infusion

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Overview

Introduction of Gatifect Infusion

Gatifect 400 mg Infusion is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues and lungs (pneumonia). It prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

Gatifect 400 mg Infusion is administered by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self administer. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

Some people may experience nausea, diarrhea and vomiting as the side effects of this medicine. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling or redness. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Rarely, some people may have a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, shortness of breath or breathing problems.

Uses of Gatifect Infusion

Gatifect Infusion side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Gatifect Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Gatifect Infusion works

Gatifect 400 mg Infusion is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

Gatifect Infusion related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Gatifect 400 mg Infusion does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gatifect 400 mg Infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gatifect 400 mg Infusion is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Gatifect 400 mg Infusion may cause diarrhea or rash in the baby
Driving
UNSAFE
Gatifect 400 mg Infusion may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
The most common side effects that can occur when taking Gatifect 400 mg Infusion are usually mild nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, diarrhea, dizziness, and headache.This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gatifect 400 mg Infusion should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gatifect 400 mg Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Take plenty of water while you are taking this medicine
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Gatifect 400 mg Infusion in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Gatifect Infusion?

If you miss a dose of Gatifect 400 mg Infusion, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Gatifloxacin oral (tablet and suspension) and injection form has been withdrawn from the market, as it has shown incidences of abnormally high or low blood sugars levels in humans. However, its ophthalmic form (eye drop) is available to treat bacterial infections of eye, which is considered to be safe for use.


Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gatifect with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Adrovit Z
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Oladac, Zolapin, Olisense
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Suclosz, Vizopin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Pramipex
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Gatifect

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My baby is having stomach problem. Frequent loose motion
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentdiarrhea can be caused by: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) bacterial infections viral infections parasites malnutrition improper food preparation poor hygieneMake sure your child drinks plenty of fluids. Do not feed them foods that seem to trigger diarrhea. Wash your hands often ? especially after each diaper change ? to avoid spreading bacteria in the home.t?s important to follow the doctor?s advice carefully. Avoid giving your child foods or liquids that trigger diarrhea. Stick with bland foods instead (such as potatoes, toast, or bananas) until the diarrhea has subsided.
How much dose of ceftriaxone is neccesary for preventing drug resistance in body
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
it is an antibiotic and is used for treating bacterial infections
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Gatifect when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Gatifect and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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