Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderTalk with your healthcare provider prior to taking gemifloxacin if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Tendon problems
- Any nerve disorders, such as neuropathy
- A history of a seizure or have epilepsy
- An irregular heartbeat or a heart rhythm problem known as QT prolongation, or have family members with these problems
- Rheumatoid arthritis or other problems with your joints
- Low potassium or magnesium levels in the blood
- Myasthenia gravis
- Any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Factive and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Factive and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Gemifloxacin to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Dosing Information for GemifloxacinThe dose of gemifloxacin your healthcare provider recommends will depend on a number of factors, including:
- The type of infection being treated
- How well your kidneys function.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Gemifloxacin Dosage for more information.)