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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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  • Gatifloxacin oral (tablet and suspension) and injection form has been withdrawn from the market, as it has shown incidences of abnormally high or low blood sugar levels in humans. However, its ophthalmic form (eye drop) is available to treat bacterial infections of the eye, which is considered to be safe for use.

Frequently asked questions for Gatifloxacin

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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.

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