Gatifect 400mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gatifect 400mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Gatifect 400mg Tablet.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gatifect 400mg Tablet 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.
Gatifect 400mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby. Gatifect 400mg Tablet may cause diarrhea or rash in the baby
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. The most common side effects that can occur when taking Gatifect 400mg Tablet are usually mild nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, diarrhea, dizziness, and headache.This may affect your ability to drive.
Gatifect 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gatifect 400mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Take plenty of water while you are taking this medicine
There is limited information available on the use of Gatifect 400mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Gatifect 400mg Tablet, 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.
Gatifect treats bacterial eye infection (conjunctivitis or red eye) in adults and children older than 1 year of age
Q. Is gatifloxacin the same as ofloxacin?
Both gatifloxacin and ofloxacin belongs to the different class, i.e. gatifloxacin is second-generation fluoroquinolone whereas ofloxacin is older and first-generation, but their effect may vary upon individual condition or response