Gatiquin 400 (Gatifloxacin)
What is Gatiquin 400 (Gatifloxacin) used for?
Gatiquin 400 (Gatifloxacin) is a type of fluoroquinolone antibiotic, which is used to treat bacterial infections. It is prescribed as a treatment for bacterial infections of the skin, lungs, urinary tract and sinuses. It may also be used to treat some sexually transmitted diseases. Patients who have been exposed to anthrax may be given this medication.
How should I use Gatiquin 400 (Gatifloxacin)?
Gatiquin 400 (Gatifloxacin) comes in the form of tablets, which should be taken orally. The dosage required depends on the condition being treated. The dosage for anthrax prophylaxis is normally 400mg per day, for a period of 60 days. Pneumonia is normally treated with 400mg per day for 1 to 2 weeks, and patients with urinary tract infections are normally given 400mg per day, for 7 to 10 days. Patients should always consult their physician so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Gatiquin 400 (Gatifloxacin)?
Patients taking Gatiquin 400 (Gatifloxacin) may experience:
Other more serious side effects may occur, such as swollen joints, a burning sensation or seizures. Tell your physician immediately if any of these side effects occur.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Gatiquin 400 (Gatifloxacin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.