Today, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. announced labeling changes for Tequin (gatifloxacin), an antibiotic indicated for the treatment of patients with pneumonia, bronchitis, uncomplicated gonorrhea, and various infections including infections of urinary tract, kidneys, and skin.

Information about the risks of low blood sugar and high blood sugar was added to the WARNINGS section of the U.S. labeling in 2002. Today’s changes strengthen the existing WARNING on hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), add a CONTRAINDICATION for use in diabetic patients, and include information identifying other risk factors for developing low blood sugar and high blood sugar, including advanced age, renal insufficiency, and concomitant glucose altering medications while taking Tequin.