gemifloxacin - oral, Factive
GENERIC NAME: GEMIFLOXACIN - ORAL (jem-ih-FLOX-uh-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Factive
WARNING: This medication may rarely cause tendon damage (e.g., tendinitis, tendon rupture) during or after treatment. Your risk for tendon problems is greater if you are over 60 years of age, if you are taking corticosteroids (such as prednisone), or if you have had a kidney, heart or lung transplant. Stop exercising, rest, and seek immediate medical attention if you develop joint/muscle/tendon pain or swelling.
Gemifloxacin should not be used in patients with myasthenia gravis. It may cause the condition to become worse. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop muscle weakness or trouble breathing.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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