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Gator 200 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
Medicine composition: Gatifloxacin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 02, 2019

Gator 200 MG Tablet 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.

Gator 200 MG Tablet 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 Gator 200 MG Tablet 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.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Pharmacologist before using this medicine.
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis

    Gator 200 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Bacterial Conjunctivitis which is an eye infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Bronchitis

    Gator 200 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Bronchitis which is an inflammation in lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Community Acquired Pneumonia

    Gator 200 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Community Acquired Pneumonia which is a common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Cystitis

    Gator 200 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Cystitis which is a bladder infection caused by E.coli, and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Allergy

    Avoid taking Gator 200 MG Tablet 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 Gator 200 MG Tablet 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?

    Use of this medicine is not recommended in women who are breastfeeding due to the adverse effect on the development of the infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea, diaper rash is necessary.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Gator 200 MG Tablet , 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.
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This medication belongs to the class of an antibiotic that works by inhibiting the enzyme 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 Alcohol


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


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide

    Take Gator 200 MG Tablet at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking Gator 200 MG Tablet. Usage of other medicines should be reported to the doctor.


    Gator 200 MG Tablet 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.
  • Interaction with Disease


    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 Gator 200 MG Tablet 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 Food


    Information not available.
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