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Garenoxacin is used in the treatment of chronic inflammation of air passage (bronchitis), inflammation of air cavities of the nose (sinusitis), infection of the lungs (pneumonia), urinary tract infections, and intra-abdominal infections.

How it works

Garenoxacin is a fluoroquinolone that acts by inhibiting enzyme that is required for DNA synthesis, thus killing the bacteria responsible for causing infection.

Common side effects

Nausea, Qtc interval prolonged, Abnormal liver function tests, Joint pain, Convulsion, Diarrhoea, Headache


Expert advice

  • Consult your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions: history of fits (seizure/ epilepsy), low blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythm, diabetes, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disease characterized by very weak muscles and unusual tiredness).
  • Before you use garenoxacin, tell your doctor if you are taking any other medication.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions


Q. How does garenoxacin work?
Garenoxacin works by inhibiting enzymes that is required for DNA synthesis of bacteria that causes infections, thus killing them.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)