Drug Safety Information for TEQUIN (Gatifloxacin)

Safety-related Labeling Changes for ZYMAR (GATIFLOXACIN) Rx Drug: FDA Link

Safety-related Labeling Changes for ZYMAXID (GATIFLOXACIN) Rx Drug: FDA Link

Adverse Drug Reactions for TEQUIN* (Gatifloxacin)

These charts and graphs are based on reports received through the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) program (see below).

Top 20 Adverse Effects Associated with TEQUIN
(reported in FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

  Side Effect # of FDA Reports
1Hypoglycaemia434
2Hyperglycaemia307
3Dizziness*196
4Nausea*193
5Dyspnoea*178
6Blood glucose increased151
7Asthenia137
8Diarrhoea130
9Pain127
10Vomiting*125
11Anxiety115
12Pneumonia105
13Pyrexia104
14Chest pain96
15Hypertension94
16Fatigue93
17Rash91
18Hypotension91
19Headache*90
20Death*88

* This side effect also appears in "Top 10 Side Effects of TEQUIN " in the drug's Review Summary based on AskaPatient reviews.

Top 10 Reasons for Taking TEQUIN
(associated with FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

Reason # of FDA Reports
1Pneumonia*566
2Product used for unknown indication543
3Urinary tract infection*407
4Bronchitis*389
5Sinusitis*346
6Infection210
7Prophylaxis193
8Chronic sinusitis159
9Pyrexia136
10Postoperative care122

*Also a top-10 reason in AskaPatient Review Summary.


Types of Adverse Events for TEQUIN

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 17836


Number of FDA Adverse Event Reports by Patient Age for TEQUIN

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 17836*


* Reports for drugs with the same active ingredients have been aggregated in this analysis: Gatifloxacin (Zymaxid, Gatifloxacin, Tequin, Zymar)

Charts are based on 17836 reports filed with the FDA between 2004 and June 2015.

Adverse Event Reports are submitted to the FDA by pharmaceutical companies (mandatory reporting is required by manufacturers, distributors, or importers), health care providers such as doctors (voluntary reporting), and by patients themselves (voluntary reporting). More Information on FDA MedWatch (FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program)Voluntary reporting takes place under the FDA's MedWatch program, where health care professionals and consumers submit reports to FDA when they find a problem with a drug, medical device, biologic, or other FDA-regulated product. An adverse event is any undesirable experience or extreme side effect associated with the use of a medical product. Adverse events include: death, life threatening event, hospitalization, disability or permanent damage, congenital anomaly or birth defect, medical product use requiring a surgical or other intervention, or other serious medical situation believed to be caused by the drug.

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Analytics of FDA Adverse Event Reports Provided by Druginformer.com. FDA Drug Safety Information, including safety-related labeling updates, required post-approval safety studies, risk evaluation management strategies (REMS), alerts, and recalls are compiled by AskaPatient.com from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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