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Gatifloxacin Information

Gatifloxacin Benefits & Uses

Gatifloxacin is used to treat the following -

Gatifloxacin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Gatifloxacin


Gatifloxacin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Gatifloxacin is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Allergic reaction
  4. Headache दुर्लभ
  5. Dizziness सामान्य
  6. Abnormal Dreams
  7. Insomnia सामान्य
  8. Paresthesia
  9. Tremor
  10. Vertigo दुर्लभ
  11. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  12. Rash
  13. Constipation सामान्य
  14. Dyspepsia
  15. Eye Discharge
  16. Eye irritation
  17. Eye Pain
  18. Dry eyes
  19. Conjunctivitis Moderate

Gatifloxacin Related Warnings

Is the use of Gatifloxacin safe for pregnant women?

Gatifloxacin may have some side effects during pregnancy. If there is any side effect of Gatifloxacin during pregnancy, discontinue it immediately. Take medical advice before using it again.


Is the use of Gatifloxacin safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Gatifloxacin may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Gatifloxacin should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary.


What is the effect of Gatifloxacin on the Kidneys?

Using Gatifloxacin does not have any harmful effects on kidney.


What is the effect of Gatifloxacin on the Liver?

Gatifloxacin is not harmful for liver.


What is the effect of Gatifloxacin on the Heart?

You can take Gatifloxacin without any fear of damage to heart.


Severe Interaction of Gatifloxacin with Other Drugs

Gatifloxacin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Gatifloxacin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Gatifloxacin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  2. Brain and Nervous System
  3. Tendon Injury (Tendinopathy)
  4. Ulcerative Colitis

Frequently asked Questions about Gatifloxacin

Is this Gatifloxacin habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Gatifloxacin has not been reported.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Gatifloxacin since it does not cause drowsiness.


Is it safe?

No, Gatifloxacin is not completely safe.


Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Gatifloxacin is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Gatifloxacin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Gatifloxacin

Gatifloxacin may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.


Interaction between Alcohol and Gatifloxacin

It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Gatifloxacin and alcohol. No research has been done on this.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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