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Gemifloxacin

Gemifloxacin Information

Gemifloxacin Benefits & Uses

Gemifloxacin is used to treat the following -

Gemifloxacin 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 Gemifloxacin

Gemifloxacin

Gemifloxacin Side Effects

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

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Allergic reaction
  4. Depression दुर्लभ
  5. Dizziness सामान्य
  6. Confusion
  7. Abdominal Pain सामान्य
  8. Tremor
  9. Hallucinations
  10. Insomnia दुर्लभ
  11. Anxiety दुर्लभ
  12. Rash
  13. Headache सामान्य

Gemifloxacin Related Warnings

Is the use of Gemifloxacin safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Gemifloxacin. It is best to stop taking Gemifloxacin immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Gemifloxacin safe during breastfeeding?

Gemifloxacin may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

Severe

What is the effect of Gemifloxacin on the Kidneys?

Gemifloxacin rarely affects the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Gemifloxacin on the Liver?

Gemifloxacin is not harmful for the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Gemifloxacin on the Heart?

Very few cases of side effects of Gemifloxacin on the heart have been reported.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Gemifloxacin with Other Drugs

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

Disopyramide

Sotalol

Quinidine

Amiodarone

Gemifloxacin Contraindications

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

  1. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  2. Heart Disease
  3. Kidney Disease
  4. Diabetes
  5. Ulcerative Colitis
  6. Tendon Injury (Tendinopathy)

Frequently asked Questions about Gemifloxacin

Is this Gemifloxacin habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Gemifloxacin.

No

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

No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Gemifloxacin as you may feel sleepy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Gemifloxacin should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Gemifloxacin cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

No

Gemifloxacin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Gemifloxacin

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

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Gemifloxacin

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

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

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Factive® (gemifloxacin mesylate)
  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 579-584