Tequin, one of the brand names for the pharmaceutical product Gatifloxacin, was introduced to the U.S. market by Bristol-Myers Squibb in 1999. The drug, an antibiotic, was prescribed primarily for the treatment of respiratory tract infections.
In 2006, a report in the New England Journal of Medicine alleged that Tequin had been found to put users at an elevated risk for dysglycemia, a blood sugar metabolism disorder that may manifest as either hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Initially, Bristol-Myers Squibb notified health care providers that product warnings would be enhanced. However, the company subsequently opted to terminate the manufacture of Tequin. The product is now available only as treatment for eye conditions, in the form of an eye drop.
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