Gatinex 400mg Tablet

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Nestor Pharmaceuticals

Composition for Gatinex 400mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Gatinex Tablet

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Uses of Gatinex Tablet

Gatinex 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).
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Side effects of Gatinex Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Gatinex 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 Gatinex 400mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Gatinex Tablet works

Gatinex 400mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

In Depth Information on Gatinex Tablet

Expert advice for Gatinex 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 Gatinex 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 Gatinex 400mg Tablet
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Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Gatinex 400mg Tablet.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gatinex 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Gatinex 400mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.

Gatinex 400mg 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 Gatinex 400mg 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
Gatinex 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gatinex 400mg 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 Gatinex
400mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Epsolin 50mg/2ml Injection, Ozip 2.5mg Tablet, Oliza 10mg Injection, Gli 2mg 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 Gatinex 400mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Gatifloxacin

Gatinex 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 Gatinex eye solution
Gatinex does not contain sulfa. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic
Gatinex 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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