Gemifloxacin Antibiotic: Uses and Side Effects

Gemifloxacin is an antibiotic medication used for treating bacterial infections like bronchitis and pneumonia.
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Prescription required, can be found in pharmacies.
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Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Gemifloxacin FAQ


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What is gemifloxacin used for?

Gemifloxacin is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the conditions listed below. Acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis caused by S. pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, or Moraxella catarrhalis

What are the side effects of gemifloxacin?

Gemifloxacin can cause serious side effects, including tendon problems, side effects on your nerves (which may cause permanent nerve damage), serious mood or behavior changes (after just one dose), or low blood sugar (which can lead to coma). Stop taking gemifloxacin and call your doctor at once if you have:

Is gemifloxacin a fluoroquinolone?

Gemifloxacin is used to treat different types of bacterial infections in the lungs. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can cause serious or disabling side effects. Gemifloxacin should be used only for infections that cannot be treated with a safer antibiotic. Gemifloxacin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Does gemifloxacin work for bronchitis?

Gemifloxacin is used to treat bronchitis and pneumonia caused by bacterial infections. Gemifloxacin belongs to the class of medicines known as quinolone antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, this medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.

How does gemifloxacin work?

Gemifloxacin is in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It works by killing bacteria that cause infections. Antibiotics such as gemifloxacin do not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.

Can gemifloxacin be used to treat bronchitis?

Gemifloxacin may also be used to treat bronchitis but should not be used for this condition if there are other treatment options. Gemifloxacin is in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It works by killing bacteria that cause infections. Antibiotics such as gemifloxacin do not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

What is Gemifloxacin mesylate?

Gemifloxacin mesylate is an oral broad-spectrum quinolone antibacterial agent used in the treatment of acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis and mild-to-moderate pneumonia. Vansen Pharma Inc. has licensed the active ingredient from LG Life Sciences of Korea.

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