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What is gatifloxacin?

Gatifloxacin is a prescription antibiotic that is used to treat infections. This medication belongs to a group of antibiotics called fluroquinolone.

Gatifloxacin works specifically by inhibiting the synthesis of protein that is needed by certain bacteria to live. There are two versions of this medication that is available. A tablet version as well as an injection version of gatifloxacin can be prescribed. Gatifloxacin tablets were removed from the market in the United States in 2006.

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