Gatilox 200mg Tablet

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Composition for Gatilox 200mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Gatilox Tablet

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Uses of Gatilox Tablet

Gatilox 200mg 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).
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Side effects of Gatilox Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Gatilox Tablet

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Gatilox 200mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Gatilox Tablet works

Gatilox 200mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

In Depth Information on Gatilox Tablet

Expert advice for Gatilox Tablet

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Gatilox immediately and consult your doctor. You should not take medicines to stop or slow diarrhoea.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with epilepsy, kidney or heart diseases.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Gatilox 200mg Tablet
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Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Gatilox 200mg Tablet.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gatilox 200mg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Gatilox 200mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.

Gatilox 200mg Tablet may cause diarrhea or rash in the baby
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

The most common side effects that can occur when taking Gatilox 200mg Tablet are usually mild nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, diarrhea, dizziness, and headache.This may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Gatilox 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gatilox 200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Take plenty of water while you are taking this medicine
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Gatilox
200mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Epsolin 50mg/2ml Injection, Alkepin 25mg Tablet DT, Manza 15mg Tablet, Zypine 2.5mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Gatifloxacin, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Gatilox 200mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Gatifloxacin

Gatilox 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
Zymaxid is the brand name for Gatilox eye solution
Gatilox does not contain sulfa. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic
Gatilox is banned in India for systemic use in human by any route including oral and injectable. Its use as eye drop is not banned.
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