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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.
SALT INFORMATION FOR GATIQUIN P
How it works
Common side effects
How it works
Common side effects
COMMON DOSAGE FOR GATIQUIN P 0.3% W/V/1% W/V EYE DROP
Patients taking GATIQUIN P 0.3% W/V/1% W/V EYE DROP
- 38%Four Times A Day
- 31%Once A Day
- 17%Twice A Day
- 13%Thrice A Day
- 2%Twice A Month
SUBSTITUTES FOR GATIQUIN PNo substitutes found
Expert advice FOR GATIQUIN P
- 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 GATIQUIN P
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.
Q. Is prednisolone a steroid, pain-killer, or an anti-inflammatory drug?
Prednisolone is a steroid anti-inflammatory drug. However, it is not a pain-killer
Q. Is prednisolone the same as prednisone?
No. Prednisolone is the active metabolite of prednisone. Both of them are corticosteroids used for different indications
Q. Can I take prednisolone for whooping cough or chest infection?
No, prednisolone is not used for whooping cough or chest infection
Q. Is prednisolone safe?
Yes. Prednisolone is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. How long can I take corticosteroids for?
It is advisable to take the drug for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop the treatment abruptly or take for a longer period than recommended.
Q. Does prednisolone cause hair loss, weight gain, tiredness, acne, or drowsiness?
Yes. Prednisolone may cause hair loss, weight gain, tiredness, acne or drowsiness. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.