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Gentabiotic Injection

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SALT COMPOSITION

Overview

Introduction of Gentabiotic Injection

Gentabiotic Injection is an antibiotic widely used in hospitals for treatment of moderate to severe infections like that of the urinary system, bone and joints, lungs (e.g. pneumonia), brain (e.g. meningitis), and others. It is a narrow spectrum antibiotic that is effective in killing mainly gram-negative bacteria. It is administered as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or muscle under the guidance of a doctor. The duration of treatment is determined by the doctor based on the site and severity of the infection. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine early may lead to the infection coming back and harder to treat. It may be used in combination with other antibiotics to fight many problematic bacteria. This medicine is associated with significant side effects and should only be taken under a doctor’s supervision. Kidney failure is the most common side effect which can be minimized by adjusting the dose and avoiding the use of other drugs that are toxic to the kidney. Ear toxicity (e.g. hearing loss) can happen in patients requiring long term Gentabiotic Injection therapy (>2 weeks). Your doctor may conduct regular tests to check the status of kidney function and hearing ability while you are on this medication.

How to use Gentabiotic Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Gentabiotic Injection works

Gentabiotic Injection is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Gentabiotic Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gentabiotic Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Gentabiotic Injection is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Gentabiotic Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gentabiotic Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gentabiotic Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Gentabiotic Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Gentabiotic Injection?

If you miss a dose of Gentabiotic Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gentabiotic with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Durapen
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. How long does Gentabiotic takes to work?

Usually, Gentabiotic starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Gentabiotic?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Your doctor may increase the dose of Gentabiotic or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Gentabiotic if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Gentabiotic and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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