Tequin (gatifloxacin) 200mg & 400mg tablets, 10mg/ml vials, 2mg/ml premixed bags for injection.
Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Indication(s): A fluoroquinolone antibacterial antibiotic indicated in the treatment of infections due to susceptible strains of microorganisms.
Administration: Initial dose of 400mg followed by 200-400mg every 24 hours. Duration is dependent on the type of infection.
Pharmacology: Antibacterial due to inhibition of DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV.
WebRx Editorial Notes: There are many serious precautions that should be discussed with a healthcare professional before taking TEQUIN or any drugs which belong to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics. Once a day dosing is very convenient. Since the mechanism of action is different from other classes of antibiotics it may be effective where other antibiotics have failed or resistance has developed.
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