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GF IV Infusion


Overview

Uses of GF IV Infusion

GF IV Infusion side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use GF IV Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How GF IV Infusion works

GF IV Infusion is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

GF IV Infusion related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with GF IV Infusion does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
GF IV Infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
GF IV Infusion is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
GF IV Infusion may cause diarrhea or rash in the baby
Driving
UNSAFE
GF IV Infusion may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
The most common side effects that can occur when taking GF IV Infusion are usually mild nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, diarrhea, dizziness, and headache.This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
GF IV Infusion should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of GF IV Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Take plenty of water while you are taking this medicine
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of GF IV Infusion in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of GF IV Infusion?

If you miss a dose of GF IV Infusion, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
GF IV Infusion
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Expert Advice

  • Gatifloxacin oral (tablet and suspension) and injection form has been withdrawn from the market, as it has shown incidences of abnormally high or low blood sugars levels in humans. However, its ophthalmic form (eye drop) is available to treat bacterial infections of eye, which is considered to be safe for use.


Interaction with Drugs

Taking GF IV with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Oladac, Zolapin, Olisense
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Suclosz, Vizopin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Pramipex
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Adrovit Z
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to GF IV

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I am diabetic and have high BP. Suffering from high fever and some pain in knee and neck .fever stays at 101 to 102 even after paracetamol 650 mg re every 4 hrs. advice ?My small grandchild was given meftal p if fever above 102 .does similar thing advised for adults
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
no same meds or dosage for adult and childwhen u fever is not controlled by paracetamol 650 mg 4 times u need to given IV neomol infusion
My PATIENT suffering from sepsis Klebsilla bacterial infection in blood culture report found antibiotic Colistin IV is given.Whats is the course of duration for antibiotic.Baby is feeding breast milk from last 6 days but the CRP in blood is at 8gm/DL and how many days it will take to low down CRP level kindly advice me
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Dr need a final diagnosis or provisional diagnosis to suggest you investigations or medicine or give opinion. In present situation provisional diagnosis cannot be done without taking in to consideration details of history and findings of clinical examination of patient. Advice given without doing clinical examination can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient.
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking GF IV when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking GF IV and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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References
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