Tequin IVPB

  1. I am trying to complete a "refresher" medication test and I am stuck on this question. "How long do you run in a IVPB of Tequin?" My drug book does not have Tequin in it and when I try to find information online . . . all that comes up is information regarding lawsuits about Tequin and recalls. Anyone that has this information please share.
    Thanks,
    Kandie
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    Both Tequin and Levaqun (which is an auto-sub at my facility) must be run in over one hour. At my facility it is mandatory that it be run on an IV pump. Hypotension is the biggie side-effect to look for.
  4. by   DirtRoads
    Thank you, I was stressing!
  5. by   hopecandles
    Where I worked we used to run Tequin alot, then I heard they are not using it so much anymore, because of complications?
    Is anyone else experiencing that, and do you know why?
    Just curious.
  6. by   VickyRN
    Quote from hopecandles
    Where I worked we used to run Tequin alot, then I heard they are not using it so much anymore, because of complications?
    Is anyone else experiencing that, and do you know why?
    Just curious.
    This may be of help:

    On May 1, 2006, Bristol-Myers Squibb stated that it will cease making and selling its antibiotic Tequin. Tequin has been linked to serious cases of diabetes and other potentially fatal blood sugar abnormalities. According to a Canadian study that was supposed to appear in the New England Journal of Medicine in March, Tequin users had 17 times greater risk of developing serious diabetes and 4 times greater risk of being hospitalized with low blood sugar complications than patients using other antibiotics. Tequin (generic: gatifloxacin) received FDA approval in 1999. Consumer group Public Citizen stated that there have been 388 patients with blood-sugar irregularities linked with Tequin since January 1, 2000. Those cases included 20 deaths and 159 hospitalizations. The consumer group and various physicians called for the drug's withdrawal, claiming it carries great health risks but few benefits over similar drugs.
    http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tequin

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