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GATIWIZ 400MG SUSPENSION

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Composition for GATIWIZ

Gatifloxacin(400 mg)

food interaction for GATIWIZ

alcohol interaction for GATIWIZ

pregnancy interaction for GATIWIZ

lactation interaction for GATIWIZ

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Gatiwiz 400mg suspension at a fixed time.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Gatiwiz 400mg suspension.
SAFE
Gatiwiz 400mg suspension 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
Gatiwiz 400mg suspension is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for GATIWIZ

Gatifloxacin(400 mg)

Uses

Gatiwiz 400mg suspension is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Gatiwiz 400mg suspension 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 GATIWIZ

  • 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 GATIWIZ

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 18 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)