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Gentapen 40mg Injection

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Composition for Gentapen 40mg Injection

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Primary uses of Gentapen 40mg Injection

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Medicine Overview of Gentapen Injection

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Uses of Gentapen Injection

Gentapen 40mg Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Gentapen Injection side effects

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Diarrhoea, Hearing loss, Balance disorder (loss of balance).

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How to use Gentapen Injection

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

How Gentapen Injection works

Gentapen 40mg 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 Gentapen Injection

Expert advice for Gentapen 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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Gentapen Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Gentapen Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gentapen 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Gentapen 40mg 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.
Driving
Gentapen 40mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gentapen 40mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gentapen 40mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Gentapen 40mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Gentapen Injection?uses

If you miss a dose of Gentapen 40mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Gentapen Injection

Frequently asked questions about Gentamicin

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

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Gentapen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Gentapen with Minodronic acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Minodronic acid: Minoshine-M, Minodrone
Gentapen with Zidovudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zidovudine: Zidohope, Zilion, Zidovex L Plus E, Zidovex, Viro Z, Zidine, Zidovir, Ziddivir, Zidomax
Gentapen with Tenofovir
SERIOUS
Gentapen with Penicillin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penicillin: Strepto Erbazide, F.P.P
Gentapen with Abacavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Abacavir: Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
Gentapen with Lamivudine
SERIOUS
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benzathine penicillin G: Benzathine, Pencom
Gentapen with Telbivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Telbivudine: Telbihep, Sebivo
Gentapen with Pamidronate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pamidronate: Aredronet, Biodronate, Pamidria, Bonapam, Cedroin
Gentapen with Furosemide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Furosemide: Frussenex, Fru, Lasix, Frusamide, Frusenex, Lasix HD, Urix, Furoped, Laxide, Frusenat, Lasipen
Gentapen with Entecavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Entecavir: Entehep, Frithvir, X Vir, Enteca, Cronivir, Entavir, Alentos, Hepalo, Entaliv, Baraclude, Encure, Encarvir, Entarica
Gentapen with Stavudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Stavudine: Stavir, Stahope, Stadin, Virostav, Stavex
Gentapen with Risedronate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Risedronate: Bone C Fos, Actonel, Gemfos, Risoweek, Fossical, Risofos
Gentapen with Adefovir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Adefovir: Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
Gentapen with Etidronate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Etidronate: Etifem, Disonate
Gentapen with Ibandronic Acid
SERIOUS
Gentapen with Digoxin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Digon, Cardioxin, Lanoxin, Sangoxin, Digitran, Digoxin, Celoxin, Dixin
Gentapen with Didanosine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Didanosine: Dinex EC, Dinosin, Virosine DR
Gentapen with Alendronic Acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Alendronic Acid: Alendrate, Alenost, Bifosa, Zophost, Stoplos A Plus, Gatofos, Rafomax, Alenfos, Restofos, Osteofos
Medicines with composition Penicillin V / Phenoxymethyl penicillin: Kaypen
Gentapen with Indomethacin
SERIOUS
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