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    Gatifloxacin

    Information about Gatifloxacin

    Gatifloxacin uses

    Gatifloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).

    How gatifloxacin works

    Gatifloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. This treats your infection.

    Common side effects of gatifloxacin

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

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    Expert advice for Gatifloxacin

    • Your doctor has prescribed Gatifloxacin to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
    • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
    • Discontinue Gatifloxacin and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
    • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
    • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Gatifloxacin

    Gatifloxacin

    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 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. Is Gatifloxacin the same as Zymaxid?

    Zymaxid is the brand name for Gatifloxacin eye solution

    Q. Does Gatifloxacin contain sulfa?

    Gatifloxacin does not contain sulfa. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 28 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)