Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1

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Medicine Overview of Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1

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Uses of Gatifloxacin

Gatifloxacin 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 Gatifloxacin

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Gatifloxacin

This medicine is for external use only.Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1 works

Gatifloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.
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Uses of Prednisolone

Prednisolone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, asthma, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders and nephrotic syndrome.
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Side effects of Prednisolone

Common

Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract.

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How to use Prednisolone

This medicine is for external use only.Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1 works

Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called as glucocorticosteroids. Prednisolone increases the level of corticosteroids which are already present in the body and helps to treat various inflammatory conditions. It has anti-inflammatory, metabolic, immune, and hormonal effects on the body..

In Depth Information on Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1

Expert advice for Gatifloxacin

  • 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 Gatifloxacin 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.

Expert advice for Prednisolone

  • Do not take the medicine if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.Inform your doctor: If you have heart, kidney or liver disease, mental disorders or depression, mania or bi-polar disorder, If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you experience low level of alertness after taking prednisolone. The drug  can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection or worsening an infection you already have or have recently had. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections.
  • Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using prednisolone.
  • Do not stop using prednisolone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Do not keep the eye drops in freezer.
  • Do not stop using prednisolone eye drops suddenly after long-term use without first talking to your doctor.
  • Do not allow the dropper tip to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.
Warnings
Special precautions for Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1 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
Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1 is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.

Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1 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 Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1 are usually mild nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, diarrhea, dizziness, and headache.This may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1 should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Take plenty of water while you are taking this medicine
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Liver
CAUTION
Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1 should be used with caution in patient
s with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Gatiquin P 0.3% w/v/1

Frequently asked questions for Gatifloxacin

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 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. Is Gatifloxacin the same as Zymaxid?
Zymaxid is the brand name for Gatifloxacin eye solution
Q. Does Gatifloxacin contain sulfa?
Gatifloxacin does not contain sulfa. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic
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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Frequently asked questions for Prednisolone

Q. Is Prednisolone an anti-inflammatory drug?
Prednisolone belongs to the class of corticosteroids which has anti-inflammatory properties (suppresses the inflammation associated with many diseases, for example, arthritis). Hence, Prednisolone is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
Q. How long can I take Prednisolone for?
It is advisable to take Prednisolone for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop the treatment suddenly or take for a longer period than recommended by your doctor.
Q. Does Prednisolone contain penicillin?
Prednisolone does not contain penicillin. Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.
Q. Does Prednisolone expire?
Yes, Prednisolone does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Is Prednisolone a pain-killer?
Prednisolone is not a pain-killer. Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids which are anti-inflammatory in nature and can help in the relief of pain associated with inflammation.
Q. How long can I take Prednisolone for?
The prescribed duration of steroids varies depending on the condition for which they are used. Don’t start or stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor, you may need to reduce the dose gradually. Please take Prednisolone or any other steroid for a duration which is prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Is Prednisolone safe?
Yes. Prednisolone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Is Prednisolone an immunosuppressant?
Prednisolone belongs to the class of corticosteroids and has immunosuppressant properties (suppresses the body’s immune system). Hence, Prednisolone is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
Q. Is Prednisolone a glucocorticoid?
Prednisolone is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (corticosteroids).
Q. Can I take Prednisolone with antibiotics?
Certain antibiotics may increase the metabolism of Prednisolone and hence decrease its effects. So, it may be necessary to adjust the dose of Prednisolone accordingly. Please consult your doctor before taking Prednisolone with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Prednisolone with paracetamol?
Prednisolone can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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