Gatifloxacin

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  1. Gatifloxacin Benefits & Uses
  2. Gatifloxacin Dosage & How to Take
  3. Gatifloxacin Side Effects
  4. Gatifloxacin Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Gatifloxacin with Other Drugs
  6. Gatifloxacin Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Gatifloxacin
  8. Gatifloxacin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Gatifloxacin Benefits & Uses

Gatifloxacin is used to treat the following -

  1. Bacterial Infections
  2. Conjunctivitis Primary
  3. Bronchitis
  4. Burning Eyes
  5. Eye Infections

Gatifloxacin Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Gatifloxacin

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 Rare
  5. Dizziness Common
  6. Abnormal Dreams
  7. Insomnia Common
  8. Paresthesia
  9. Tremor
  10. Vertigo Rare
  11. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  12. Rash
  13. Constipation Common
  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. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Gatifloxacin, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

Moderate

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 by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Gatifloxacin on the Kidneys?

Gatifloxacin is completely safe for kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Gatifloxacin on the Liver?

Using Gatifloxacin does not have any harmful effects on the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Gatifloxacin on the Heart?

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

Safe

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?

Gatifloxacin does not cause addiction.

No

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

Gatifloxacin will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

Safe

Is it safe?

Gatifloxacin may have some adverse effects on the body.

Dangerous

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Gatifloxacin cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

No

Gatifloxacin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Gatifloxacin

Some foods when eaten with Gatifloxacin can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

Mild

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 yet.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; ZymaxidY™ (gatifloxacin)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 714
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1399
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