Gigaquin 500mg Tablet

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Genesis Biotech Inc

Composition for Gigaquin 500mg Tablet

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66.66
₹6.67/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Gigaquin Tablet

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Uses of Gigaquin Tablet

Gigaquin 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis.
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 Gigaquin Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Gigaquin 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 Gigaquin 500mg Tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Gigaquin 500mg Tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Gigaquin Tablet works

Gigaquin 500mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

In Depth Information on Gigaquin Tablet

Expert advice for Gigaquin 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 Gigaquin 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 Gigaquin 500mg Tablet
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Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Gigaquin 500mg Tablet.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gigaquin 500mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Gigaquin 500mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Gigaquin 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or aff
ect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Gigaquin 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patient
s with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gigaquin 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Gigaquin 500mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

However, stop the medicine and inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.
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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 Levofloxacin, 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 Gigaquin 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Levofloxacin

Gigaquin is a quinolone antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infections in your body. It can be used to treat infections of the sinuses, lungs, urinary tract, including your kidneys or bladder, prostate gland and skin and soft tissue.
Q. Can I take Gigaquin with prednisone?
Gigaquin and prednisone when taken together may increase the risk of tendon rupture (a tendon is a cord that joins your muscle to your bones). If you experience pain and inflammation in your tendons or ligaments, which could lead to rupture, stop taking Gigaquin immediately and talk to your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
No, Gigaquin is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.
Q. Can I take Gigaquin with loratadine?
Gigaquin can be taken with loratadine. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gigaquin with esomeprazole?
Gigaquin can be taken with esomeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Gigaquin affect birth control?
Gigaquin can be taken with birth control pills (oral contraceptive pills). No drug-drug interactions have been reported between them. However, interactions can occur. Talk to a doctor to confirm whether you need to use extra precaution while taking Gigaquin with birth control pills.
Q. Can I take Gigaquin for a tooth infection?
Gigaquin is not used to treat tooth infection. If you think you have a tooth infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take Gigaquin for streptococcal throat infection?
Gigaquin is active against streptococcus bacteria and can be used for the treatment of a streptococcal sore throat. If you think you have a sore throat infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Is Gigaquin same as ciprofloxacin?
Gigaquin and ciprofloxacin are two different antibiotics, however, they belong to the same class of quinolone antibiotics. Gigaquin is as effective as ciprofloxacin for treating complicated urinary tract infections. In men with chronic bacterial prostatitis treated for 28 days, oral Gigaquin 500mg once daily achieved similar clinical and bacteriological response rates to oral ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily. Gigaquin is more active against Gram-positive organisms than ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an economical alternative and Gigaquin is active against many bacteria but can cause damage to your tendons. So, it is advisable that you must talk to a doctor for the right choice of antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Gigaquin for tonsillitis?
Gigaquin is not indicated for the treatment of tonsillitis. If you think you have tonsillitis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take Gigaquin with guaifenesin?
Gigaquin can be taken with guaifenesin. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gigaquin with paracetamol?
Gigaquin can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Gigaquin does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Gigaquin does not cover methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, MRSA is very likely to have co-resistance to quinolones, including Gigaquin.
Yes, like any other medicine, Gigaquin has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Gigaquin treat bacterial vaginosis?
Gigaquin is not used to treat bacterial vaginosis. If you think you have bacterial vaginosis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Gigaquin does not cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth while taking Gigaquin as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Gigaquin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.<br>
Gigaquin is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Gigaquin is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Yes, Gigaquin belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
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