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Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops

Manufacturer: Calix Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Gatifloxacin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops is an antibiotic that is used to treat infections of the eye, such as conjunctivitis. Remember, that it is an antibiotic and thus will treat eye infections that are caused by bacteria only and not the others.

Don’t stop taking the medicine prematurely as it might cause a relapse of the infection. If you have been using other drops for your eyes, it is advised to wait for some time before you use them.

Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops has certain side effects that include watery or blurred eyes, headaches, irritation of the eyes, pain, redness of the eyes and a bad oral taste. However, none of these should persist and should they bother you, seek prompt guidance from your doctor. Persistent adverse effects such as eye irritation, swelling of the eyelids as well as redness must be brought to the doctor’s attention without any delay. Remember that there’s always a possibility of new fungal infections if you use this drug beyond the prescribed time.

Although rare, an allergic response to this medicine cannot be ruled. Report to the doctor right away if you experience any irritation, swelling or redness of the eyes along with rashes, itching, swelling of the throat and nose combined with breathing difficulties.

Use Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops cautiously during pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor the possibility of any complication cropping up. Steer clear of it if you have had any allergic reaction to quinolone antibiotics in the past.

  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis

    Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops is used ito treat Bacterial Conjunctivitis which is an eye infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Bronchitis

    Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops is used to treat Bronchitis which is an inflammation in lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Community Acquired Pneumonia

    Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops is used to treat Community Acquired Pneumonia which is a common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Cystitis

    Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops is used to treat Cystitis which is a bladder infection caused by E.coli, and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Allergy

    Avoid taking Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops if you have a known allergy to this medicine or any other medicines belonging to the class fluoroquinolones.
  • Tendinitis Or Tendon Rupture

    Avoid taking if you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops or any other medicines belonging to the class fluoroquinolones.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    This effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 2 to 3 days.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of oral administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Use of this medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is not recommended in women who breastfeed as it causes adverse effect on the development of the infant's joints. Use only if really necessary under the supervision of the doctor. Undesired effects like diarrhea, diaper rash is necessary to be monitored.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops is an antibiotic that works by inhibiting the enzymes DNA gyrase (topoisomerase II) and topoisomerase IV. This prevents bacterial DNA from replicating, transcribing, repairing and replicating, eventually leading to death.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Diabetes

    Use with caution in patients with diabetes as this medicine may lead to increase or decrease in blood glucose levels. Frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Qt Prolongation

    Avoid using Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops if you experience any chest discomfort. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (arrhythmia) or family history of heart disease.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide

    Take Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops. Usage of other medicines should be reported to the doctor.

    Digoxin

    Gaticheck 0.3% Eye Drops may increase the blood levels of digoxin and may cause serious adverse effects on the heart. Inform the doctor if you are on either of the medicines. An alternate medicine or suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.
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