Side Effects of Gemifloxacin

Although most people do not experience problems while using gemifloxacin, side effects can still occur. Some of the most common problems include nausea, headaches, and diarrhea. In most cases, side effects are minor and easily treated. However, notify your healthcare provider right away if you develop serious problems, such as seizures, difficulty breathing, or a tendon rupture.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Gemifloxacin

Just like any medicine, gemifloxacin mesylate (Factive®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with gemifloxacin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Gemifloxacin Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of gemifloxacin are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
 
    • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there)
    • Paranoia (feeling suspicious, or like people are out to get you)
    • Feeling anxious, nervous, or restless
    • Depression
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Confusion
    • Problems sleeping
    • Weird dreams
 
  • Fainting
  • A fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Watery, bloody, or severe diarrhea
  • Burning, numbness, tingling, or prickling sensations in your arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
 
    • Dark urine
    • Loss of appetite
    • Fatigue or excessive tiredness
    • Pain in the right upper part of the abdomen (stomach)
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
 
  • Changes in urination
  • A thick, white vaginal discharge with itchiness or discomfort, which may be signs of a vaginal yeast infection
  • White, patchy spots in the mouth or on the tongue, which may be signs of an oral yeast infection (thrush)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • A rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
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