GENERIC NAME: GATIFLOXACIN - INJECTION (gat-ih-FLOX-uh-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Tequin
USES: This medication is a quinolone antibiotic used to treat certain types of infections (e.g., respiratory tract infections, sinus infections, and urinary tract infections).
HOW TO USE: This medication is given directly into a vein (IV), generally once daily, as directed by your doctor. The dose and length of treatment depend on your condition and response to therapy. Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not exceed the recommended dose of this medication. Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. This is done by using the medication at evenly spaced intervals (e.g., every 24 hours). Continue to use this medication until the full-prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medicine too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, resulting in a relapse of the infection. Follow all instructions for proper mixing and dilution with the correct IV fluids. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions regarding the use of this medication. Before using, check this medication visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.
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