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Composition for GATIMAC

Gatifloxacin(200 mg)

food interaction for GATIMAC

alcohol interaction for GATIMAC

pregnancy interaction for GATIMAC

lactation interaction for GATIMAC

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Gatimac 200 mg tablet at a fixed time.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Gatimac 200 mg tablet.
SAFE
Gatimac 200 mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Gatimac 200 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for GATIMAC

Gatifloxacin(200 mg)

Uses

Gatimac 200 mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

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

Common side effects

Rash, Blurred vision, Broken blood vessels in the eyes, Dry eye, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Eye discharge, Eye pain, Facial swelling, Headache, Irritation, Itching, Teary eyes, Urticaria, Voice alteration

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Expert advice for GATIMAC

  • Use eye drops as recommended in the information leaflet or as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not wear contact lenses, if you have bacterial conjunctivitis or you are applying eye drops.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as you may have blurred vision after using the medicine.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions:  loss of memory and mental ability (Alzheimer disease), inflammation of a part of tendon that attach muscles to the bone (tendonitis), fits (seizures), or any other central nervous system problems, or increased pressure in the head; low blood potassium levels, diabetes, kidney, liver or heart problems.
  • If long-term or repeated use of gatifloxacin drops may cause a second infection.
  • Do not take gatifloxacin, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Avoid using gatifloxacin, if you take coffee or other beverages containing caffeine during treatment.

Frequently asked questions for GATIMAC

Gatifloxacin

Q.Does gatifloxacin contain sulfa?
Gatifloxacin does not contain sulfa. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic

Q.Is gatifloxacin the same as Zymaxid?
Zymaxid is the brand name for gatifloxacin eye solution

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

Q.What does gatifloxacin treat?
Gatifloxacin treats bacterial eye infection (conjunctivitis or red eye) in adults and children older than 1 year of age

Q.Is gatifloxacin banned in India?
Gatifloxacin 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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Content on this page was last updated on 12 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)