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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Tequin (Overview)

Tequin is a fluoroquinolone which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed 4 fever?

Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed 4 fever?

Without a diagnosis?: Fever alone should not be a reason to prescribe any antibiotic unless there appears to be a reasonable explanation for this. Gatifloxacin is no exception. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Tequin (Overview)

Tequin is a fluoroquinolone which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Crossing drugs effects with tequin (gatifloxacin)?

Drug no more avalabl: This drug an antibiotic in floroquinolone class was pulled of the market by bristol meyer squib due to serious side effects and is no more available in United States. ...Read more

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How can u get tequin (gatifloxacin)?

How can u get tequin (gatifloxacin)?

The antbiotic?: Tequin (gatifloxacin) is an antibiotic. Gatifloxacin is the other name i know of. It's usually prescribed by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed in enteric fever?

Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed in enteric fever?

Yes but...: This antibiotic was taken off the us market because it caused wild blood sugar fluctuations- at times , it has made patients dangerously hypoglycemic. ...Read more

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Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them to you. Plumbing problem. You may have a Vesicoureteral reflux the retrograde passage of urine from the bladder into the upper urinary tract. This can be diagnosed by either a contrast voiding cystourethrogram or radionuclide cystogram. ...Read more

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What are the side effects when taking tequin (gatifloxacin)?

Off the market: Tequin (gatifloxacin) was removed from the market a few years ago due to serious side effects of dangerous swings in blood sugar levels from very high to very low. There are safer antibiotics than this one to treat an infection. ...Read more

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Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed 4 fever?

Without a diagnosis?: Fever alone should not be a reason to prescribe any antibiotic unless there appears to be a reasonable explanation for this. Gatifloxacin is no exception. ...Read more

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How long does side effects to tequin (gatifloxacin) last?

Drug no more avalabl: This drug an antibiotic in floroquinolone class was pulled of the market by bristol meyer squib due to serious side effects and is no more available in United States. ...Read more

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Bladder infection, Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) one glass of red wine. OK?

Bladder infection, Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) one glass of red wine. OK?

Yes: no significant contraindications from that. hydrate with a bladder infection is important. wine does tend to dehydrate people a bit. in general drink 12 oz of water when drinking a glass of wine to neutralize that effect. ...Read more

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Stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

Stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

How sensitive are u?: The strength of an antibiotic is measured by how active it is against a specific organism. For the right bug, plain old penicillin may be the 'strongest'. The most important thing to know is the sensitivity or susceptibilities of your bacteria. If your infection is not responding to ceftriaxone, odds are it is resistant to all cephalosporins. Some remain susceptible to cefepeme but not all. ...Read more

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Side effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds?

Side effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds?

Sulfonamides: These drugs are the most allergenic antibiotics available. You can have almost any type of problem from simple rashes, to anemia, fevers, life-threatening anaphylaxis. It is almost, name it and it can happen. ...Read more

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Is polytrim eye drops ok for someone allergic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) sulfa?

Depends: If you have a well documented history of an anaphylactic reaction to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and sulfa in the past (you could not breath and had to go to the er), it is better to choose a different eye drop as you can get a similar allergy with polytrim. In my experience, prior history of "allergy" may not be a true allergy. But tell the md who treated you to be on the same side. ...Read more

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What dosage of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for mrsa?

DS 3X/day: If you are normal size with normal renal function 1 double strength tablet (160/800 mgs) 3 times a day. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) / septra?

What are the long term effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) / septra?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): The answer can be found here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a684026.Html also, chronic use of antibiotics can lead to the development of resistant strains of bacteria. It can also lead to overgrowth of other types of bacteria that are not sensitive to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take both ketek and tequin (gatifloxacin) at the same time?

Is it safe to take both ketek and tequin (gatifloxacin) at the same time?

Ketek/Tequin: Tequin (gatifloxacin) has black box warning re. Diabetes & liver damage potential. Ketek has same warning re. Effect on liver. Not sure why u would combine 2 antibiotics, but please discuss with your doc. First. ...Read more

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Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?

Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?

Sinus Infection: It sounds like it may be safer not to use antibiotics. A steroid spray with a course of Prednisone may help. Even gentle saline spray may be useful. Talk to your doctor about your allergies and testing to confirm them. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Gatifloxacin (Definition)

Gatifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more