Uses of Gentalab Eye Drop

Gentalab Eye Drop is used in the treatment of bacterial eye infections.

Gentalab Eye Drop side effects

  • Application site irritation
  • Burning sensation

How to use Gentalab Eye Drop

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 without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Gentalab Eye Drop works

Gentalab Eye Drop is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth in the eye by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This treats your eye infection.

Gentalab Eye Drop related warnings

No interaction found/established
Gentalab Eye Drop 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.
Gentalab Eye Drop 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.
Gentalab Eye Drop may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Gentalab Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Gentalab Eye Drop, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Gentalab Eye Drop for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • You should continue using the medicine for 48 hours after your symptoms have cleared up. However, do not use for longer than five days without consulting your doctor.
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Talk to your doctor if your symptoms haven't started to improve within two days of starting treatment, if they get worse during treatment, or if you get another eye infection.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Throw away any medicine left at the end of the 5 day course.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gentalab with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Hospicin B
Brand(s): Heptavir
Brand(s): Alendrate, Alenost, Aldrofos
Brand(s): Zidohope
Brand(s): Durapen
Brand(s): Albapam
Brand(s): Torsevent
Brand(s): Vistovanc
Brand(s): Tenvir AF


Q. How long does Gentalab takes to work?

Usually, Gentalab 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 Gentalab?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Your doctor may increase the dose of Gentalab 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 Gentalab if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Gentalab and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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