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GENTAMYCIN SULPHATE(IND) OINTMENT

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MRP: Rs. 6.25 for 1 tube(s) (15 GM ointment each)
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Composition for GENTAMYCIN SULPHATE(IND)

Gentamicin Topical(NA)

food interaction for GENTAMYCIN SULPHATE(IND)

alcohol interaction for GENTAMYCIN SULPHATE(IND)

pregnancy interaction for GENTAMYCIN SULPHATE(IND)

lactation interaction for GENTAMYCIN SULPHATE(IND)

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alcohol
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lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Gentamycin sulphate(ind) ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Gentamycin sulphate(ind) ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for GENTAMYCIN SULPHATE(IND)

Gentamicin Topical(NA)

Uses

Gentamycin sulphate(ind) ointment is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Gentamycin sulphate(ind) ointment is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin redness

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Expert advice for GENTAMYCIN SULPHATE(IND)

  • Inform your doctor if you experience itching, skin rashes, swelling of face, lips, throat or difficulty in breathing.
  • Discontinue use and consult your doctor if you develop irritation, sensitization or a superinfection
  • Avoid getting this medication into your eyes, nose and mouth. If this happens wash your face thoroughly with water.
  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media), kidney or liver problem, open wound or damaged skin. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to gentamicin or any of its ingredients. 

Frequently asked questions for GENTAMYCIN SULPHATE(IND)

Gentamicin Topical

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

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

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)