A new cause of acute hepatitis : Gemifloxacin
|Journal||Volume 75 - 2012|
|Issue||Fasc.4 - Letters|
|Author(s)||Serta Kilincalp, Murat Deveci, Sahin Coban, Omer Basar, Osman Yuksel|
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|Department of Gastroenterology, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.|
We wish to draw attention to a largely unreported side effect of the drug Gemifloxacin, drug induced hepato- toxicity, which has been observed in our institution. Gemifloxacin is a recently introduced fluoro- quinolone antibiotic which is frequently used for its broad spectrum. In generally gemifloxacin is well toler- ated with most side effects being comparable with other compounds. The most frequent side effects are abdomi- nal pain, diarrhoea, and headaches (1).
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