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Composition for LEKGAT M

Gatifloxacin(200 mg),Metronidazole(500 mg)

food interaction for LEKGAT M

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lactation interaction for LEKGAT M

Avoid Lekgat m 200mg/500mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
Lekgat m 200mg/500mg tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Lekgat m 200mg/500mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Gatifloxacin(200 mg)


Gatifloxacin is used as a local treatment for bacterial eye infection (conjunctivitis) in adults and children older than 1 year of age.

How it works

Gatifloxacin is an antibiotic belongs to the group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It inhibits bacterial reproduction by inhibiting protein formation, thereby killing the bacteria.

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
Metronidazole(500 mg)


Metronidazole is used to treat infections of the gum and dental cavity, pelvic area, brain, lung, bones, stomach, intestines, genital tract and blood. It is used to treat pressure sores and leg ulcers and prevent infections after surgery.

How it works

Metronidazole belongs to a class of medicines called as nitroimidazole antibiotics. It works by inhibiting energy production and killing the bacteria and parasites that cause infections in the body.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin rash, Joint pain, Bitter taste, Dark colored urine, Dry mouth, Furry tongue, Loss of appetite, Mouth irritation, Throat irritation, Nasal congestion, Stomach upset, Numbness, Tingling sensation, Weakness, Fever, Vomiting, Diarrhoea


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Expert advice for LEKGAT M

  • 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 LEKGAT M


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 metronidazole safe?
Yes, metronidazole is a relatively safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. What is metronidazole?
 Metronidazole is an antibiotic.
Q. Is it antibiotic or pain killer?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic and not pain killer.

Q. What it is used for?
It is used for infections of the dental cavity, ears, sinus, throat, lungs, stomach, intestine, brain and bones.
Q. Is metronidazole same as Flagyl?
Yes. Flagyl is a branded medicine containing metronidazole.
Q. Does metronidazole cure STDs or yeast infections?
Metronidazole cures genital infections like bacterial vaginosis and gonorrhea. It does not cure chlamydia or vaginal yeast infections.
Q. Does metronidazole affect birth control?
There is no evidence of metronidazole affecting contraception. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking metronidazole.
Q. Is metronidazole an OTC product?
No, metronidazole is not an OTC product.
Q. Can metronidazole cause nausea, vomiting, constipation or irregular monthly periods?
Metronidazole may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation or upset stomach. However, there is no evidence of metronidazole affecting monthly periods. If you notice any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 07 February, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)