What is Tequin and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Tequin work?
Dosage: How should you take Tequin
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Tequin
Special information on Tequin
Tequin side effects
|What is Tequin and why is it prescribed?|
|Tequin is a member of the quinolone family of antibiotics. It is used to treat acute sinus infections, pneumonia, complications of chronic bronchitis, kidney and urinary tract infections, and gonorrhea.|
|Drug Mechanism: How does Tequin work?|
| Tequin, like other fluoroquinines, has a different mechanism of action from other antibiotics, thereby making it useful for infections that will not respond to penicillin, cephalosporins, macrolides, aminoglycosides, or tetrocyclines. Its antibacterial properties stem from an inhibition of DNA gyrase (an enzyme that repairs bacterial DNA) and topoisomerase IV (another enzyme that partitions a bacteria’s chromosomes), thus aiding the natural selection against the development of mutant, gram-positive bacteria. Its chemical formula is:
(±) -1-cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-1, 4-dihydro-8-methoxy-7-(3-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-4-oxo-3-quinolinecarboxylic
|Dosage: How should you take Tequin|
| Tequin should be taken once a day. Swallow the tablet whole. Try to take it at the same time each day.
You may take Tequin with or without food, milk, or calcium supplements. However, you should not take it within 4 hours of taking antacids, dietary supplements, or multivitamins containing iron, magnesium, or zinc. Also leave 4 hours between a dose of Tequin and a dose of Videx (didanosine).
Take Tequin exactly as prescribed. You need to complete the full course of treatment to obtain the best results and prevent the
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Tequin|
If Tequin is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tequin with the following:
|Special information on Tequin|
Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding:
Special warnings about Tequin:
|Tequin side effects|
| Side effects of Tequin cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Tequin.
More common side effects of Tequin may include:
Less common or rare side effects of Tequin may include:
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