Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops

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Introduction

Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops is an antibiotic instilled in the eye to treat bacterial infections of the eye (e.g., conjunctivitis). Additionally, it may be instilled in the ear to treat bacterial infections of the ear (e.g., otitis externa).

Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops also helps to prevent an infection after eye/ear injury or surgery. It fights the infection by stopping the growth of bacteria. This helps to resolve your symptoms and cure the underlying infection. Follow your doctor’s instructions precisely for administering this medicine in the eye/ear. Wait for at least 5 minutes before applying any other medication to the same eye/ear. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

It is a broad-spectrum type of antibiotic effective in killing many types of bacteria. However, it will not work for other types of eye/ear infections (e.g., viral) and therefore, should only be used if prescribed by your doctor. Unnecessary use of any antibiotic can lead to a decrease in its effectiveness in the future.

This medicine may cause some side effects like temporary eye/ear irritation and burning sensation after administration. Consult your doctor if these side effects persist or if your condition worsens. It may cause some short-term blurring of vision. Therefore, do not drive immediately after administering this medicine in the eye. Contact lenses should not be worn while you are using this medicine for an eye infection.

Uses of Gentacon Eye/Ear Drops

  • Treatment of Bacterial eye / ear infections

Benefits of Gentacon Eye/Ear Drops

In Treatment of Bacterial eye / ear infections

Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops is an antibiotic medicine. It stops the growth of the bacteria that is causing the infection. It helps relieve symptoms such as pain, redness, itching, soreness or ear discharge caused due to eye/ear infections.

The dose and duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor based on your condition. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Gentacon Eye/Ear Drops

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Gentacon

  • Application site irritation

How to use Gentacon Eye/Ear Drops

This medicine is for external use only.Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Gentacon Eye/Ear Drops works

Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth in the eye/ear by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This treats your eye/ear infection.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Gentacon Eye/Ear Drops?

If you miss a dose of Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops, please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops helps treat bacterial infections of the eye/ear.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your eye/ear, to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye/ear to avoid dilution.
  • Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within two days of starting treatment, if they get worse during treatment or if you get another eye /ear infection.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminoglycosides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL OTOLOGICALS
Action Class
Aminoglycosides

Interaction with drugs

Taking Gentacon with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Alendrate, Alenost, Aldrofos
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. Is Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops effective?

Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops?

No, you should not stop using Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops suddenly without talking to your doctor. This is because your symptoms may worsen and your infection may return. You may experience improvement in your symptoms before the infection is completely cleared. Therefore, for better results, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration. Stopping the medication too early could allow the spread of the infection and hence prevent complete healing.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops?

If you forget to use Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops, do not worry and continue using Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

Q. In which conditions is the use of Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops avoided?

Use of Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops?

Keep Gentacon 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Keep it away from children and other people to avoid any misuse.

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1, A.J.C Bose Road 3rd floor (opp. Lord Sinha Road), B Wing Kolkata WB 700020
Country of origin: India

MRP
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10 ml in 1 bottle
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