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 inhibiting the DNA replication.

    Common side effects of gatifloxacin

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

    Available Medicine for Gatifloxacin

    • ₹80
      Meryl Pharma
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹30 to ₹63
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹37
      Acme Pharmaceutical
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹32 to ₹66
      Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹95
      Zee Laboratories
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹19
      Ajanta Pharma Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹10
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹20
      J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹110
      J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹36 to ₹70
      Winsome Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Gatifloxacin

    • 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 Gatifloxacin 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.

    Frequently asked questions for 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
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    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 15 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)