Medicine Overview of Gentapen Injection
Uses of Gentapen Injection
Gentapen 40mg Injection is used in the treatment of Bacterial infections.
Side effects of Gentapen Injection
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.
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.
Special precautions for Gentapen 40mg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gentapen 40mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Gentapen 40mg Injection is safe to use during lactation. Hu+more
man 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....
Gentapen 40mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Gentapen 40mg Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.+more
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function....
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tacsant 0.5mg Capsule, Tenof 300mg Tablet, Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection, Osteomet Injection
Frequently asked questions for Gentapen 40mg Injection
Frequently asked questions for 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.
Substitutes for Gentapen Injection
Ranbiotic 40mg Injection
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹2.52/ml of Injection
Gentamycin 40mg Injection
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹0.61/ml of Injection
Agigenta 40mg Injection
Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd
₹0.67/ml of Injection
Zygenta 40mg Injection
₹0.88/ml of Injection
Gentacip 40mg Injection
₹0.9/ml of Injection