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Zyquin 400mg Tablet

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Zyquin 400 MG Description

Zyquin Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that is used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs, sinus, urinary tract (UTI) and certain sexually transmitted diseases also. It contains gatifloxacin a

s its active ingredient that belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolones antibiotics. It is important to inform the doctor if you have allergies related to gatifloxacin or antibiotic usage. Zyquin Tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting the Zyquin Tablet.


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ContainsGatifloxacin(400.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsHeadache,nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
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Uses of Zyquin 400 MG

For the treatment of lungs, sinus, urinary tract infection (UTI) and certain sexually transmitted diseases.

Contraindications of Zyquin 400 MG

  • If you are allergic to gatifloxacin or any other medicine belonging to the fluoroquinolones class or any other ingredient of this medicine.
  • If you have a history or currently have any kind of heart-related condition and you are taking medications for that. You must inform the doctor.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have a condition of hypokalemia (low blood potassium).
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • It is not recommended for use in children.

Side effects of Zyquin 400 MG

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

Precautions and Warnings of Zyquin 400 MG



Can I take Zyquin 400mg Tablet during pregnancy?
Zyquin Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy as it can cause harm to the fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or become pregnant during treatment.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Zyquin 400mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Therefore, a breastfeeding woman should take Zyquin Tablet only if prescribed by her doctor. Do not self-medicate.


Can I drive if I have consumed Zyquin 400mg Tablet?
This medicine may cause dizziness as a side effect. So you should be cautious while driving during the treatment.


Can I consume alcohol with Zyquin 400mg Tablet?
Although there is no known interaction between alcohol and Zyquin Tablet. However, long-term use of alcohol weakens your immune system and body's response to pathogens and infections. Consult the doctor for more information if you drink too often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are not sure about the suspected bacterial infection, as it may increase the risk of
  • the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
  • You have liver or kidney disease.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays. While going out in the sun, cover the skin and apply sunscreen.
  • You experience diarrhoea. Do not take anti-diarrheal medicine, without consulting a doctor.
  • You experience any allergic reaction after taking this medicine.

Mode of Action of Zyquin 400 MG

How Does It Work?

Zyquin Tablet works by inhibiting the enzymes that are important for the replication of bacterial DNA, thereby restricting their growth and eventually killing the bacteria.

Directions for Use of Zyquin 400 MG

  • Zyquin Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Zyquin 400 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can affect the way Zyquin Tablet tablet works or Zyquin Tablet tablet itself can affect the action of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Especially if you are taking other medicines simultaneously such as anti-reflux medicine like cisapride, antipsychotic medicines, antibiotics like erythromycin, anti-depressants etc. As they can affec...
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  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are water pills such as furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide, antidiabetic medicines etc.
  • Try to keep a gap of at least 4 hours if you are taking multivitamins and antacids during the treatment with Zyquin. As these medications can interfere with the activity of Zyquin.

Storage and disposal of Zyquin 400 MG

  • Store Zyquin Tablet at room temperature.
  • Protect it from moisture and sunlight.
  • Keep it away from pets and children.

Dosage of Zyquin 400 MG


  • If you take more medicine than prescribed, Zyquin Tablet may cause vomiting, shakiness, fits etc. Contact your doctor immediately in case you experience any kind of unusual symptoms or rush to the nea...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of Zyquin Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a doubl...
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Nancy Dixit

B. Pharm, M. Pharm


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Zyquin Tablet safe for pregnant woman?

A: No, avoid taking Zyquin Tablet during pregnancy. If you conceive while taking the medicine, stop taking the medicine and inform the doctor.

Q: Can I stop taking Zyquin Tablet once my symptoms reduce?

A: No, complete the entire course of Zyquin Tablet as prescribed by your doctor, even if your symptoms start reducing. Abruptly stopping the medicine may lead to reinfection.

Q: Can I take Zyquin Tablet for a stomach infection?

A: Do not self-prescribe Zyquin Tablet otherwise it may cause bacterial resistance. Stomach infection can be due to various reasons. Hence, the doctor will prescribe you the appropriate antibiotic after diagnosis of the symptoms and type of infection.

Q: When should I take the Zyquin Tablet?

A: Zyquin Tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor. You can take it any time of the day. It should be taken regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time will reduce the chances of missing the dose and it will also help you to get optimum results. Do not miss any dose or take it more than recommended by the doctor.

Q: What is the composition of Zyquin Tablet?

A: Zyquin Tablet composition consists of gatifloxacin as an active ingredient. It belongs to an antibiotic class of medicines that are used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs, throat, airways, sinus and certain sexually transmitted diseases.
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Last Updated on: 17 Jun 2022 | 04:36 PM (IST)
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