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Buy Factive or Generic Gemifloxacin Online

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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Gemifloxacin
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
320mg
BRAND LISTING - Factive (Gemifloxacin)
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
320mg

FACTIVE (GEMIFLOXACIN)

Factive Description

Factive is an antibiotic medication prescribed to treat bacterial pneumonia and bronchitis infections. This will not treat viral infections such as the cold or flu. Factive is a fluoroquinolone drug that works as a bactericidal medication; this means that it destroys the bacteria and does not simply stop it from multiplying.

With the growing concern over multi-drug resistant Streptococcus pneumonia (MDRSP), Factive or the generic Gemifloxacin has been approved by the FDA as the most potent antibiotic drug for treating MDRSP. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

Here’s How Factive Kills Bacteria

Factive enters the bacterial cells and interferes with a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. In order to multiply, bacterial DNA strands within their cells need to split apart and reattach. By inhibiting this essential enzyme, the bacterial DNA strands are unable to reattach so the cell dies. This is why it is so important to follow the dosing directions and take Factive for the prescribed time period indicated by your doctor to minimize the risk of drug-resistance.

Conditions Treated by Factive

Streptococcus pneumonia is a common factor for having community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). It is also responsible for other health conditions that include ear infections and sinusitis. This contagious respiratory infection is spread through the coughing or sneezing of an infected individual. The pathogens enter your nose or mouth where they are breathed in and then migrate to your lungs. In many cases, healthy people are unaware of any exposure to S. pneumonia bacteria because their immune system is able to fight off the bacteria.

Bronchitis is a condition where the lining of your bronchial tubes have become inflamed or infected, reducing your ability to breathe in air and oxygen into your lungs. A doctor must determine if the cause is bacterial before prescribing Factive. Acute bronchitis is almost always caused by a virus so Factive will not help your symptoms. If there is a threat of pneumonia as a result of acute bronchitis, your doctor may recommend the 5 day treatment. Chronic bronchitis typically occurs in people that smoke, or have smoked, or from the long-term effects of breathing in dust or fumes. If bacteria should find their way into your lungs, the mucus build-up may be a perfect place for them to grow and multiply.

Before You Take Factive

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding before taking Factive as it may be harmful to your unborn or nursing baby. Provide information regarding other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any OTC and Rx drugs you are taking, including dietary or vitamin supplements and herbal remedies. This allows your doctor to determine if Factive is the right medication for you.

Factive Precautions

If you experience pain, swelling, or any movement problems in any of your joints, stop taking Factive and see your doctor right away. Take Factive with water, not with dairy products or any juices that are fortified with calcium as this could change the efficacy of Factive. It’s fine to drink milk or juice as part of your regular meals. If you are taking other daily medications or supplements, avoid doing so within 3 hours before or 2 hours after taking Factive.

Possible Side Effects of Factive

  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

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