Gator 200 MG Tablet
Gator 200 MG Tablet is an antibiotic that is used to treat Bacterial infections. It is prescribed for the treatment of the following infections when caused by susceptible bacteria including Acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, acute sinusitis, and community-acquired pneumonia.
It is also helpful in treating uncomplicated urinary tract infections (cystitis), complicated urinary tract infections, pyelonephritis, uncomplicated urethral and cervical gonorrhea and acute, uncomplicated rectal infections in women.
Don’t stop taking the medicine prematurely as it might cause a relapse of the infection. If you have been using other medication, it is advised to inform your doctor before taking it.
This medicine might be taken with or without food. Drink plenty of fluids. Exposure to direct sunlight must be avoided during therapy and for several days following. Do not take antacids within 4 hours before or 2 hours after dosing.
Contact your physician immediately if signs of allergy occur or if signs of tendon inflammation or pain occur. Do not discontinue therapy until your course has been completed. Take a missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
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.
Potential symptoms of overdose may include CNS excitation, seizures, QT prolongation, and arrhythmias (including torsade de pointes). Patients should be monitored by continuous EKG in the event of an overdose. Management is supportive and symptomatic. Not removed by dialysis.
The medication is primarily used for the following conditions:
Tendinitis Or Tendon Rupture
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.
Is It safe with alcohol?It is unsafe to consume alcohol along with this medicine.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?This medicine might cause side effects which will affect the alertness of the patient. Thus driving must be avoided while taking this medicine.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution must be taken in patient with kidney disease. As in patients with Creatinine clearance <40 mL/minute (or patients on hemodialysis/CAPD) should receive an initial dose of 400 mg, followed by a subsequent dose of 200 mg every 24 hours. Patients receiving single-dose or 3-day therapy for appropriate indications do not require dosage adjustment.
Does this affect liver function?No dosage adjustment is required in mild-moderate hepatic disease. No data are available in severe hepatic impairment.
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 instructionsThe 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 instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
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
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
- Gator 200 MG Tablet may prolong Q-T interval; avoid use with drugs which prolong Q-T interval (including class Ia and class III antiarrhythmics, erythromycin, cisapride, antipsychotics, and cyclic antidepressants).
- Metal cations (magnesium, aluminum, iron, and zinc) bind quinolones in the gastrointestinal tract and inhibit absorption (by up to 98%). Antacids, electrolyte supplements, sucralfate, quinapril, and some didanosine formulations should be avoided. Gator 200 MG Tablet should be administered 4 hours before or 8 hours after these agents.
- Antineoplastic agents may decrease the absorption of quinolones.
- Calcium carbonate was not found to alter the absorption of Gator 200 MG Tablet.
- Cimetidine, and other H2 antagonists may inhibit renal elimination of quinolones
- Digoxin levels may be increased in some patients by Gator 200 MG Tablet; monitor for increased effect/concentrations.
- Foscarnet has been associated with an increased risk of seizures with some quinolones
- H2 antagonists and proton pump inhibitors may decrease absorption of some quinolones
- Loop diuretics: Serum levels of some quinolones are increased by loop diuretic administration. May diminish renal excretion.
- NSAIDs: The CNS stimulating effect of some quinolones may be enhanced, resulting in neuroexcitation and/or seizures. This effect has not been observed with Gator 200 MG Tablet.
- Probenecid: Blocks renal secretion of Gator 200 MG Tablet, increasing AUC and half-life.
- Warfarin: The hypoprothrombinemic effect of warfarin is enhanced by some quinolone antibiotics. No significant effect has been demonstrated for Gator 200 MG Tablet, however, monitoring of the INR during concurrent therapy is recommended by the manufacturer.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Disease
- Use with caution in patients with significant bradycardia or acute myocardial ischemia.
- May have potential to prolong Q-T interval; should avoid in patients with uncorrected hypokalemia, or concurrent administration of other medications known to prolong the Q-T interval (including class Ia and class III antiarrhythmics, cisapride, erythromycin, antipsychotics, and tricyclic antidepressants).
- Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients (<18 years of age) have not been established. Experience in immature animals has resulted in permanent arthropathy.
- Use with caution in individuals at risk of seizures (CNS disorders or concurrent therapy with medications which may lower seizure threshold). Discontinue in patients who experience significant CNS adverse effects (dizziness, hallucinations, suicidal ideation or actions).
- Use caution in renal dysfunction (dosage adjustment required) and in severe hepatic insufficiency (no data available).
- Use caution in patients with diabetes - glucose regulation may be altered.
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