Medicine Overview of Gentaril Eye/Ear Drops
Gentaril Eye/Ear Drops is used in the treatment of Bacterial eye / ear infections.
Side Effect of Gentaril is Application site irritation.
This medicine is for external use only.Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.
Gentaril Eye/Ear Drops is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth in the eye/ear by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This treats your eye/ear infection.
In Depth Information on Gentaril Eye/Ear Drops
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.
Gentaril Eye/Ear Drops related warnings
No interaction found/established
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gentaril Eye/Ear Drops 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.
Gentaril Eye/Ear Drops 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.
Gentaril Eye/Ear Drops may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
If you miss a dose of Gentaril Eye/Ear Drops, please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Gentaril Eye/Ear Drops
Q. Is Gentaril a macrolide, steroid or a sulfa drug?
Gentaril does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside
Q. Is Gentaril nephrotoxic?
Yes, Gentaril is a nephrotoxic drug. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Is Gentaril safe for babies?
Gentaril is safe for babies if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Does Gentaril cause hearing loss or burn?
Yes Gentaril can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes
Q. Is Gentaril used for pink eye?
Yes, Gentaril is used in the treatment of pink eye (conjunctivitis). Please consult your doctor before use
Q. Does Gentaril dialyze out?
Yes, Gentaril is a dialyzable drug
Q. What organisms does Gentaril cover?
Gentaril 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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