Gemifloxacin is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones (flor-o-KWIN-o-lones). Gemifloxacin fights bacteria in the body.

Gemifloxacin is used to treat different types of bacterial infections in the lungs.

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  • Factive
  • Less common
    Rash
    Rare
    Body aches or pain
    burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
    chest pain or tightness
    chills or fever
    hives or welts
    itching skin
    painful or difficult urination
    shortness of breath
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    swollen glands
    unsteadiness or awkwardness
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
    yellow eyes or skin
    Incidence not known
    Abdominal or stomach tenderness
    blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
    changes in urination
    changes in vision
    confusion
    diarrhea
    difficulty with breathing or swallowing
    difficulty with chewing or talking
    dizziness
    fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
    hives
    joint or muscle pain
    muscle weakness
    nausea or vomiting
    numbness or tingling in the face, arms, or legs
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    redness or other discoloration of the skin
    severe sunburn
    swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
    weight gain
    Some of the side effects that can occur with gemifloxacin may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Rare
    Acid or sour stomach
    bad, unusual, or unpleasant taste
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    dizziness or lightheadedness
    dryness or soreness of the throat
    feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
    hoarseness
    muscle aching or cramping
    pain in the joints
    redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
    sudden sweating
    trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
    voice changes
  • (oral tablet)
  • Bacterial Infection

    Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.