Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Gatifloxacin sold under the brand names Gatiflo, Tequin and Zymar, is an antibiotic of the fourth-generation fluoroquinolone family that like other members of that family, inhibits the bacterial enzymes DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV. Under the proprietary name Tequin for the treatment of respiratory tract infections Allergan produces it in eye-drop formulation under the names Zymar and Zymaxid. In many countries, gatifloxacin is also available as tablets and in various aqueous solutions for intravenous therapy.
Side-effects and removal from the market
A Canadian study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in March 2006 claims Tequin can have significant side effects including dysglycemia. An editorial by Dr. Jerry Gurwitz in the same issue called for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider giving Tequin a black box warning. This editorial followed distribution of a letter dated February 15 by Bristol-Myers Squibb to health care providers indicating action taken with the FDA to strengthen warnings for the medication. Subsequently it was reported on May 1, 2006 that Bristol-Myers Squibb would stop manufacture of Tequin, end sales of the drug after existing stockpiles were exhausted, and return all rights to Kyorin
Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry of India on 18 March 2011 banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of Gatifloxacin as it caused certain adverse side effects
On Dec, 10, 2015: 1,374 people reported to have side effects when taking Gatifloxacin. Among them, 17 people (1.24%) have Hallucination.
Time on Gatifloxacin when people have Hallucination :
< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years Hallucination100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
On Dec, 21, 2015: 1,374 people reported to have side effects when taking Gatifloxacin. Among them, 15 people (1.09%) have Death.