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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Gatifloxacin (Definition)

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


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Why was gatifloxacin banned?

Why was gatifloxacin banned?

Dysglycaemia: Approved 1999 for chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, pneumonia & urinary tract infections. In 2006, the drug was considered unsafe for diabetics, elderly and patients with renal insufficiency. Patients in their 70s treated with Tequin were more likely to develop hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia than similar patients treated with other antibiotics. The company subsequently stopped manufacturing the drug ...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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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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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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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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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?

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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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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The Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: A h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However, there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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What is medication for BP in adult of 65years?

What is medication for BP in adult of 65years?

Blood pressure : Lots of medicines for blood pressure see your doctor to be treated. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Tequin (Definition)

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