Gentamycin Injection

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Composition for Gentamycin NA Injection

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Primarily used for

24.12
20 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Gentamycin Injection

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Uses of Gentamycin Injection

Gentamycin Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Gentamycin Injection

Common

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.

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How to use Gentamycin Injection

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

How Gentamycin Injection works

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

In Depth Information on Gentamycin Injection

Expert advice for Gentamycin Injection

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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Gentamycin Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gentamycin 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Gentamycin 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.
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Driving
Gentamycin Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Gentamycin Injection should be used with caution in patients
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gentamycin Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Gentamy
cin Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tenof 300mg Tablet, Tacromus 2mg Capsule, Toride 20mg Tablet, Torpres 20mg Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Gentamycin NA Injection

Frequently asked questions for Gentamicin

Gentamycin does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside
Yes, Gentamycin is a nephrotoxic drug. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Gentamycin is safe for babies if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Yes Gentamycin can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes
Yes, Gentamycin is used in the treatment of pink eye (conjunctivitis). Please consult your doctor before use
Yes, Gentamycin is a dialyzable drug
Gentamycin 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)
Q. Does it cover anaerobes?
It does not act against anaerobes.
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Substitutes for Gentamycin

No substitutes found for this medicine
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