Amiquin (Tablet)

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By Amico Laboratories Ltd.

Weight: 400 mg

Unit Price: 14

Last Updated: 2019-09-02 16:26:10

Amiquin Tablet Uses

Gatifloxacin is indicated in the following infections:

  • Acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, or Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Acute sinusitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae or Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Community-acquired pneumonia due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, or Legionella pneumophila.
  • Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections (i.e., simple abscesses, furuncles, folliculitis, wound infections, and cellulitis) due to Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes.
  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infections due to Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, or Proteus mirabilis.
  • Complicated urinary tract infections due to Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, or Proteus mirabilis.
  • Pyelonephritis due to Escherichia coli.
  • Uncomplicated urethral and cervical gonorrhea due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  • Acute, uncomplicated rectal infections in women due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Amiquin Generic

Gatifloxacin (Tablet & Injection)

Amiquin Introduction

Gatifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial which acts by inhibiting DNA synthesis in susceptible organisms via inhibition of both DNA gyrase (essential for bacterial reproduction) and topoisomerase IV (essential during bacterial cell division).

Amiquin Therapeutic Class

Antibacterial drugs

Amiquin Tablet Doses

Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis: 400 mg 5 days

Acute Sinusitis: 400 mg 10 days

Community-acquired Pneumonia: 400 mg 7-14 days

Uncomplicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections: 400 mg 7-10 days

Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections: 400 mg Single Dose or 200 mg 3 days

Complicated Urinary Tract Infections: 400 mg 7-10 days

Acute Pyelonephritis: 400 mg 7-10 days

Uncomplicated Urethral Gonnorrhea in Men: 400 mg Single dose

Amiquin Administrations

Amiquin Tablet Side Effects

Gatifloxacin is generally well tolerated. The most common side effects that can occur while taking this drug are usually mild and include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, dizziness,and headache .

Amiquin Precaution

Gatifloxacin should be administered with caution in the presence of renal insufficiency.

Amiquin Interaction

 

Amiquin Uses During Pregnancy

Pregnancy: Gatifloxacin should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.

Lactation: It is not known whether Gatifloxacin is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when gatifloxacin is administered to a nursing woman.

Amiquin Accute Overdose

Gatifloxacin exhibits a low potential for acute toxicity in animal studies. In the event of acute oral overdose, the stomach should be emptied by inducing vomiting or by gastric lavage. The patient should be carefully observed (including ECG monitoring) and given symptomatic and supportive treatment. Adequate hydration should be maintained.

Amiquin Contraindication

Gatifloxacin is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity of Gatifloxacin, quinolone antimicrobial agents, or any other components of this product.

Amiquin Uses Direction

Gatifloxacin can be administered without regard to food.

Amiquin Storage Condition

 

Amiquin Special Warning

Renal Impaired patient

  • Creatinine Clearance 40 mL/min: 400 mg every day.
  • Creatinine Clearance < 40 mL/min: 400 mg 200 mg every day.

Dialysis patients:

  • Hemodialysis: 400 mg 200 mg every day.
  • Continuous peritoneal dialysis: 400 mg 200 mg every day.

Pediatric use: The safety and effectiveness of Gatifloxacinacin in pediatric populations (<18 years of age) have not been established.

Amiquin Interactions with other Medicine