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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 & soft tissues and lungs (pneumonia).

    How gatifloxacin works

    Gatifloxacin 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.

    Common side effects of gatifloxacin

    Headache, Vomiting, Nausea, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Dizziness
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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    MMST, MBBS
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MBA (General management), MD (Clinical Pharmacology)
    Last updated on:
    26 Feb 2019 | 03:30 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Gatifloxacin

    • Gatifloxacin oral (tablet and suspension) and injection form has been withdrawn from the market, as it has shown incidences of abnormally high or low blood sugars levels in humans.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.

    Frequently asked questions for Gatifloxacin

    Gatifloxacin

    Q. Can I stop taking Gatifloxacin when I feel better?

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

    Content on this page was last updated on 26 February, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)