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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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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

Dr. Al Hegab
5 doctors shared insights

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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How cam I get tequin (gatifloxacin)?

How cam I 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 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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Does zymar gatifloxacin cause stinging or is there something wrong?

Does zymar gatifloxacin cause stinging or is there something wrong?

Common side effect: Stinging is a common side effect with gatafloxacin eye drops - as with most antibiotic eye drops. The reason is that if you have an eye infection then your eye is inflamed and doesn't care much to have stuff dropped into it. No need to stop. Incidentally zymar is no longer marketed in the us. ...Read more

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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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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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What is the difference between neo-poly-dex eye drops and gatifloxacin eye drops?

What is the difference between neo-poly-dex eye drops and gatifloxacin eye drops?

Different antibiotic: and one has a steroid- Neomycin/ polymyxin B/ dexamethasone ophthalmic or Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) and has good coverage for certain common bacteria (Gram positive) will work for both "pink" eye and allergic conjunctivitis. Gatifloxacin (old Zymar) has good and broader coverage for both gram positive and gram negative bacteria and will not help for allergies. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Gatifloxacin (Definition)

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