Gatifloxacin Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve in 2 to 3 days.
If your eyes are more sensitive to light, wear sunglasses.
Stop using this medicine immediately if you notice signs of an allergic reaction.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
decrease in vision
swelling of the membrane covering the white part of the eye
Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
joint or muscle pain
red skin lesions, often with a purple center
red, irritated eyes
sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
Difficulty with swallowing
hives or welts, or skin rash
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
redness of the skin
tightness in the chest
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
discharge from the eyes
stringy mucus secretions
swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
change in taste
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.