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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