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GENTAMYCIN 40MG INJECTION

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Composition FOR GENTAMYCIN (WOCKHARDT)

Gentamicin(40 mg)

food interaction for GENTAMYCIN (WOCKHARDT)

alcohol interaction for GENTAMYCIN (WOCKHARDT)

pregnancy interaction for GENTAMYCIN (WOCKHARDT)

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Gentamycin 40mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gentamycin 40mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR GENTAMYCIN (WOCKHARDT)

    Gentamicin(40 mg)

    Uses

    Gentamycin 40mg injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

    How it works

    Gentamycin 40mg injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

    Common side effects

    Vomiting, Nausea, Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Lip swelling, Skin rash, Joint pain, Blisters on skin, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Loss of appetite, Itching, Urticaria, Fatigue, Fever

    SUBSTITUTES FOR GENTAMYCIN (WOCKHARDT)

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    • MAGENTA 40MG INJECTION
      (10 ML injection in vial)
      Wockhardt Ltd
      Rs. 1.73/ML of injection
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      Rs. 17.26
      pay 21% more per ML of injection
    • RANBIOTIC 40MG INJECTION
      (2 ML injection in vial)
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      Rs. 2.45/ML of injection
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      Rs. 4.90
      pay 72% more per ML of injection
    • ZYGENTA 40MG INJECTION
      (20 ML injection in vial)
      Zydus Cadila
      Rs. 0.88/ML of injection
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      Rs. 17.50
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    • GENTY 40MG INJECTION
      (10 ML injection in vial)
      Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 2.27/ML of injection
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      Rs. 22.68
      pay 60% more per ML of injection
    • GENTAMYCIN 40 MG INJECTION
      (20 ML injection in vial)
      Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 0.61/ML of injection
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    Expert advice FOR GENTAMYCIN (WOCKHARDT)

    It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion), as an injection directly into a vein or into a muscle; or as an ear or eye drops. Do not drive immediately after using gentamicin eyedrops because gentamicin in the eye may cause temporary  blurring of vision. Gentamicin should be used with caution in premature babies because of their kidney immaturity, and in elderly people. Gentamicin may cause damage to the kidneys and/or nerves. Consult your doctor for monitoring  Kidney function and drug levels in the blood  during treatment. Consult your doctor, if you experience hearing loss, dizziness, numbness, skin tingling, muscle twitching, or seizures which may be signs of nerve damage. Do not start or continue the gentamicin and consult your doctor:
    • If you have inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media), kidney or liver problem, open wound or damaged skin.
    • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
    • If you experience itching, skin rashes, swelling of face, lips, throat or difficulty in breathing.

    Frequently asked questions FOR GENTAMYCIN (WOCKHARDT)

    Gentamicin

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    Is gentamicin a macrolide, steroid or a sulfa drug?
    Gentamicin does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside

    Q.

    Is gentamicin nephrotoxic?
    Yes, gentamicin is a nephrotoxic drug. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug

    Q.

    Is gentamicin safe for babies?
    Gentamicin is safe for babies if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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    Does gentamicin cause hearing loss or burn?
    Yes gentamicin can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes

    Q.

    Is gentamicin used for pink eye?
    Yes, gentamicin is used in the treatment of pink eye (conjunctivitis). Please consult your doctor before use

    Q.

    Does gentamicin dialyze out?
    Yes, gentamicin is a dialyzable drug

    Q.

    What organisms does gentamicin cover?
    Gentamicin is mainly effective against pseudomonas, escherichia, enterobacter, klebsiella, staphylococcus, salmonella, serratia, and shigella species but rarely effective against streptococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)

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    Does it cover anaerobes?
    It does not act against anaerobes.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)