Available by prescription only, gemifloxacin can help treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and bronchitis. This medication comes in the form of a tablet and is used once daily. It works by interfering with bacteria's ability to multiply. Although most people tolerate this medication well, side effects may still occur and can include diarrhea, headaches, and nausea.
What Is Gemifloxacin?
Gemifloxacin mesylate (Factive®) is a prescription medication that belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones, or "quinolones" for short. Like other quinolones, gemifloxacin is an antibiotic. It is approved to treat certain types of bronchitis and pneumonia.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed March 14, 2011.
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