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    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 and lungs (pneumonia).

    How gemifloxacin works

    Gemifloxacin 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 gemifloxacin

    Rash, Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Stomach pain, Nausea, Diarrhea
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    Dr. Sakshi Sharma
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    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
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    Expert advice for Gemifloxacin

    • Your doctor has prescribed Gemifloxacin 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 Gemifloxacin 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 Gemifloxacin


    Q. Can the use of Gemifloxacin cause diarrhea?

    Yes, the use of Gemifloxacin can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

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

    No, do not stop taking Gemifloxacin 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 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)