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Composition for ELDEGENTA

Gentamicin Topical(40mg)

food interaction for ELDEGENTA

alcohol interaction for ELDEGENTA

pregnancy interaction for ELDEGENTA

lactation interaction for ELDEGENTA

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Eldegenta 40mg eye drop at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Eldegenta 40mg eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Eldegenta 40mg eye drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Gentamicin Topical(40mg)


Eldegenta 40mg eye drop is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin such as acne, psoriasis (red, itchy, scaly patches of skin) and dermatitis (red, swollen, and sore upper layer of skin due to skin irritation). It is also used to treat impetigo contagiosa (school sores, a contagious bacterial skin infection), superficial folliculitis (inflamed hair follicles on the skin), Ecthyma (a variation of impetigo, presenting at a deeper level of tissue), sycosis barbae (bacterial infection causing inflammation of the hair follicles in the bearded area), furunculosis (frequent boils on skin) and pyoderma gangrenosum (large pus containing ulcers).

How it works

Gentamicin belongs to group of medications called as aminoglycosides. It works by interrupting bacterial protein synthesis thereby inhibiting the bacterial growth.

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin redness


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Expert advice for ELDEGENTA

  • Inform your doctor if you experience itching, skin rashes, swelling of face, lips, throat or difficulty in breathing.
  • Discontinue use and consult your doctor if you develop irritation, sensitization or a superinfection
  • Avoid getting this medication into your eyes, nose and mouth. If this happens wash your face thoroughly with water.
  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media), kidney or liver problem, open wound or damaged skin. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to gentamicin or any of its ingredients. 

Frequently asked questions for ELDEGENTA

Gentamicin Topical

Q. Is gentamicin topical a macrolide, steroid or a sulfa drug?
Gentamicin topical does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside.
Q. Does gentamicin topical cause hearing loss or burn?
Yes gentamicin topical can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes. 


Content on this page was last updated on 07 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)