Factive

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Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Factive before taking it.

Factive

What is Factive

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria.
Factive is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.

Important safety information:

  • Factive may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or light-headedness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Factive with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Factive only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold).
  • Be sure to use Factive for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
  • Long-term or repeated use of Factive may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
  • Mild diarrhea is common with antibiotic use. However, a more serious form of diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis) may rarely occur. This may develop while you take the antibiotic or within several months after you stop taking it. Contact your doctor right away if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools occur. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.
  • Nerve problems in the arms, hands, legs, or feet can happen in people taking Factive. These nerve problems can happen soon after Factive is started and may be permanent. Call your doctor right away if you have symptoms or nerve problems (eg, not able to handle heat or cold; decreased sensation of touch; unusual burning, numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness of the arms, hands, legs, or feet).
  • Tell your doctor right away if you experience pain or swelling of a tendon, or weakness or loss of use of a joint area. Rest the area and avoid exercise until your doctor gives you instructions.
  • Factive may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Factive. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
  • Some patients taking Factive have developed a rash. This may be more likely if you are younger than 40 years old, are a woman, are taking hormone replacement therapy, or take Factive for longer than 5 days. Contact your doctor if you develop a rash.
  • Diabetes patients - Factive may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
  • Use Factive with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects (eg, tendon problems), especially if they take corticosteroids (eg, prednisone). They may also be more sensitive to other effects (eg, irregular heartbeat).
  • Factive should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 18 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed. They may also be more sensitive to the effects of Factive, including bone and joint problems.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of taking Factive while you are pregnant. It is not known if Factive is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you take Factive, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
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Factive side effects

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
  • Diarrhea; dizziness; headache; mild stomach pain; nausea; vomiting.
  • Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions ; bloody or tarry stools; chest pain or pounding in the chest; decreased urination; excessive hunger, thirst, or urination; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, sore throat, or unusual cough; fruit-like breath odor; hallucinations; inability to move or bear weight on a joint or tendon area; joint pain; moderate or severe sunburn; mood or mental changes (eg, new or worsening anxiety, agitation, confusion, depression, nervousness, paranoia, restlessness); muscle pain or weakness; nightmares; pain, soreness, redness, swelling, weakness, or bruising of a tendon or joint area; pale stools; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe or persistent diarrhea; severe or persistent dizziness, headache, or light-headedness; shortness of breath or trouble breathing; sleeplessness; stomach pain or cramps; suicidal thoughts or actions; sweating; symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine, loss of appetite, pale stools, yellowing of the skin or eyes); tremors; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual swelling or weight gain; unusual weakness or tiredness; vaginal odor or discharge; vision changes.

  • This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
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    Compare prices at online shops

    infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Factive medicine in some well-known online stores.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    320 mg5 $55.55Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, UK, USA
    320 mg5 $215.50USA
    320 mg100 $149.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    320 mg5 $61.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA


    Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

    infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    GEMIBID 320MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (5 tablets each) $2.25
    320 mg x 5's $2.96
    Gemibid 320mg TAB / 5 $2.96
    Gemibid 320mg Tablet $0.45
    GEMIBID tab 320 mg x 10's $4.50
    Gemibid 320 mg Tablet $0.59

    Factive - Frequently asked Questions

    Can Factive be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

    In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

    It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

    How should I take Factive?

    Use Factive as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

    • Factive comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get Factive refilled.
    • Take Factive by mouth with or without food.
    • Swallow Factive whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
    • Take Factive with a full glass of water.
    • Factive works best if it is taken at the same time each day.
    • Drinking extra fluids while you are taking Factive is recommended. Check with your doctor for instructions.
    • Avoid taking Factive with dairy products (eg, milk, yogurt) or calcium-fortified juices by themselves. However, taking Factive as part of a full meal that contains these products is permitted.
    • If you are also taking aluminum or magnesium (eg, certain antacids), calcium, iron, zinc, multivitamins, or certain forms of didanosine (chewable/buffered tablets, pediatric powder for oral solution), do not take it within 3 hours before or 2 hours after you take Factive.
    • If you are also taking sucralfate, take Factive at least 2 hours before taking sucralfate.
    • To clear up your infection completely, take Factive for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days.
    • Do not miss any doses of Factive. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take more than 1 dose in the same day.

    Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Factive.

    Who should not take Factive?

    Some medical conditions may interact with Factive. Tell your health care provider if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

    • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
    • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
    • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
    • if you have a history of diabetes, severe or persistent diarrhea, skin sensitivity to the sun, heart problems (eg, abnormal heart function tests, congestive heart failure, a heart attack, slow or irregular heartbeat), heart blood vessel problems, or low blood potassium or magnesium levels
    • if you have a family history of irregular heartbeat (QT prolongation)
    • if you have a stomach infection, brain or nervous system problems, increased pressure in the brain, Alzheimer disease, or brain blood vessel problems
    • if you have a history of seizures or you are at risk of seizures
    • if you have a history of joint or tendon problems; rheumatoid arthritis; liver problems; kidney problems or decreased kidney function; or a heart, kidney, or lung transplant
    • if you take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or if you participate in strenuous physical work or exercise

    Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Factive. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    • Arsenic, astemizole, azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole), cisapride, diuretics (eg, hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide), droperidol, haloperidol, ketolides (eg, telithromycin), macrolide antibiotics (eg, erythromycin), certain medicines for heart rhythm disturbances (eg, dofetilide, quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone, sotalol), phenothiazines (eg, thioridazine), pimozide, terfenadine, tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline), ziprasidone, or any other medicine that may increase the risk of a certain type of irregular heartbeat (prolonged QT interval) because side effects, such as racing heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, or life-threatening irregular heartbeat leading to unconsciousness, may be increased by Factive. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure if any of your medicines may increase the risk of this type of irregular heartbeat
    • Corticosteroids (eg, prednisone) because the risk of tendon problems may be increased
    • Oral anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of bleeding may be increased by Factive
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen) or probenecid because they may increase the risk of gemifloxacin's side effects
    • Sulfonylureas (eg, glyburide) because the risk of side effects, including low blood sugar, may be increased by Factive

    This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Factive may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

    Can Factive be taken or consumed while pregnant?

    Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

    Can Factive be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

    Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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    Reviews

    Following the study conducted by wDrugs.com on Factive, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Factive. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

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    Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology