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Generic: gemifloxacin
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It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections
               



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What is this medicine?

GEMIFLOXACIN (gem ah FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

- bone problems
- cerebral disease
- heart disease, recent heart attack
- irregular or slow heart beat
- joint problems
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- myasthenia gravis
- seizures
- tendon problems
- an unusual or allergic reaction to gemifloxacin, other quinolone antibiotics, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
- breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food or on an empty stomach. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • arsenic trioxide
  • cisapride
  • droperidol
  • pentamidine
  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
  • pimozide
  • some medications for irregular heart rhythm
  • ziprasidone

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • antacids with aluminum, magnesium
  • didanosine
  • erythromycin
  • iron products
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • probenecid
  • some multivitamins
  • sucrafate
  • warfarin
  • zinc

               
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