Information about Gemifloxacin

    Gemifloxacin uses

    Gemifloxacin 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 gemifloxacin works

    Gemifloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

    Common side effects of gemifloxacin

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

    Available Medicine for Gemifloxacin

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    Expert advice for Gemifloxacin

    • 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 Gemifloxacin 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 Gemifloxacin


    Q. How does Gemifloxacin work?
    Gemifloxacin is an antibacterial drug that belongs to a class of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It inhibits essential proteins necessary for bacterial reproduction thereby killing the infection causing bacteria.
    Q. What is Gemifloxacin used for?
    Gemifloxacin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, particularly, gram-positive bacteria like streptococcus. Pneumonia (including multi-drug resistant strains) and some staphylococci which cause diseases such as exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (sudden worsening of symptoms due to bacterial infection in the windpipe), community-acquired pneumonia (lung infection developed in the person who was not in the hospital

    Content on this page was last updated on 15 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)