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Tequin Overview

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Gatifloxacin is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial eye infections. Gatifloxacin belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones, which help to kill bacterial cells.
 
This medication comes in solution (liquid) form and is applied topically during waking hours to the affected eye every 2 hours for the first day, then 1 drop 2 to 4 times daily for the next 6 days (total length of treatment is 7 days).
 
Common side effects include redness and irritation of the eye, dry eye and taste disturbances. Gatifloxacin can also cause blurred vision. It is not recommended to wear contact lenses until eye infection has resolved.
 

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  • Bacterial Infections
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Uses of Tequin

Gatifloxacin is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial eye infections.
 
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
 

Tequin Drug Class

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Side Effects of Tequin

Common side effects of gatifloxacin include the following:
  • irritation of the eye
  • dry eye
  • taste disturbances

This is not a complete list of gatifloxacin side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.