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Gentamycin Cream

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Gentamycin Cream is an antibiotic used to treat minor skin infections (eg. folliculitis). It may also be used to treat infected cuts and wounds. This medicine stops the bacteria from growing, which helps to resolve your symptoms and cure the underlying infection.

Gentamycin Cream is meant for external use only. It should be applied only to the affected area of the skin as per the dosage and schedule prescribed by your doctor. In order to get the most benefit, apply it regularly and preferably at a fixed time each day. Do not use larger amounts or apply it more often or for a longer duration than directed. This will only increase the risk of side effects. You may have to use it for some time before your condition starts to improve. Be patient and keep using it every day.

You may observe minor irritation at the application site as a possible side effect of this medicine. Consult your doctor if this persists for a longer duration or if your condition does not improve.

Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the medicine in these areas. Before using it, inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy to it or any other medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Gentamycin Cream

Benefits of Gentamycin Cream

In Bacterial skin infections

Gentamycin Cream is an antibiotic which works by stopping the growth of infection causing bacteria on your skin. It prevents the synthesis of essential proteins necessary for survival of bacteria. It is effective against skin infections such as boils, impetigo and infected hair follicles. It may also be used to treat infections in small cuts or wounds on your skin. This treatment has few common side effects and should clear up infections within a few days, but you should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed.

Side effects of Gentamycin Cream

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 Gentamycin

  • Application site irritation

How to use Gentamycin Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Gentamycin Cream works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gentamycin Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gentamycin Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Gentamycin Cream?

If you miss a dose of Gentamycin Cream, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Gentamycin Cream for the treatment of skin infections. 
  • You may have to use it for a long time before your skin infection starts to improve. Be patient and keep using it every day.
  • It may cause minor burning, stinging, or irritation when applied. Inform your doctor if this does not go away
  • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the cream in these areas.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become more irritated and infected, you should stop using Gentamycin Cream and consult your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminoglycosides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gentamycin 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

Patient Concerns

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Sir/ madam, my groin area is itching and I find no rash I tried antibiotics, permithrin, gentamycin, itchguard, caladel, I'm irritated, What's the solution plz?
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Post a picture of the current skin condition
I suffering from bacterial infections in my shaving area or too much acne problem.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Fudic cream twice a day
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FAQs

Q. What is Gentamycin Cream? What is it used for?

Gentamycin Cream is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial skin infections. It may also be used to treat infected cuts and wounds. Gentamycin Cream stops the growth of bacteria, which helps to resolve the symptoms.

Q. Is Gentamycin Cream effective?

Gentamycin Cream 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 Gentamycin Cream too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. How to use Gentamycin Cream?

Before using Gentamycin Cream, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Gentamycin Cream gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Gentamycin Cream?

Be careful not to get Gentamycin Cream into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Gentamycin Cream if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Gentamycin Cream with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Gentamycin Cream only if prescribed by the doctor.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Gentamycin Cream?

If you forget to use Gentamycin Cream, do not worry and continue using Gentamycin Cream as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

Q. Is Gentamycin Cream safe?

Gentamycin Cream is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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References

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