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Factive is an antibiotic. It is used to treat adults 18 years or older with bronchitis or pneumonia (lung infections) caused by certain bacteria (germs). Factive does not treat germs called viruses. A virus causes the common cold.
Side Effects of Factive
Some signs of rare but serious side effects include:
- a rare heart problem known as prolongation of the QTc interval
- central nervous system problems including body shakes (tremors), restless feeling, lightheaded feelings, confusion, and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there)
- tendon problems including tendonitis or rupture (“tears”) of a tendon
- phototoxicity (making your skin sunburn easier)
Factive and other quinolones may cause joint problems (arthropathy) in children.
Some common side effects with Factive include:
- rash. If you get a rash while taking Factive, stop Factive and call your healthcare provider right away.
- stomach pain
- change in the way things taste in your mouth
Who Should Not Take Factive
Do not take Factive if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Factive or to any antibiotic called a “quinolone”.
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