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Who should not use Factive?

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Factive (gemifloxacin) or to any other fluoroquinolone antibiotic, then you should not take Factive. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have ever been treated for heart-rhythm problems, nerve or circulation problems, joint problems, epilepsy or seizures, low blood levels of magnesium or potassium, kidney disease or allergies to any antibiotic. Also, tell your doctor if you have a family history of long-QT syndrome. You may not be a good candidate for treatment with Factive. Studies with pregnant and breastfeeding women have not been conducted, so the safety is not known. These women should not take Factive unless the benefits outweigh the risks.

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