Genticare Eye Drop

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Storage
Store below 30°C

Introduction

Genticare Eye Drop is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eye (e.g., conjunctivitis) and the eyelids (e.g., blepharitis). It may also help to prevent an infection after an eye injury or surgery.

Genticare Eye Drop fights the infection by stopping the growth of bacteria. This helps to cure the underlying infection. Follow your doctor’s instructions precisely for administering this medicine in the eye. Wait for at least 5 minutes before applying any other eye medication. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

It is a broad-spectrum type of antibiotic effective in killing many types of bacteria. However, it will not work for other types of eye infections (e.g., viral) and therefore, should only be used if prescribed by your doctor. Unnecessary use of any antibiotic can lead to a decrease in its effectiveness in the future.

Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include temporary eye irritation and burning sensation after administration. Consult your doctor if these side effects persist or if your condition worsens. It may cause some short-term blurring of vision when first used. Therefore, do not drive immediately after administering this medicine. Contact lenses should not be worn while you are using this medicine or while you have a bacterial eye infection.

Uses of Genticare Eye Drop

  • Treatment of Bacterial eye infections

Benefits of Genticare Eye Drop

In Treatment of Bacterial eye infections

Genticare Eye Drop is an antibiotic medicine. It works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that is causing the infection. It helps relieve symptoms such as pain, redness, itching or soreness caused due to eye infections. The dose and duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor based on your condition. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Genticare Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Genticare

  • Application site irritation
  • Burning sensation

How to use Genticare Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Use 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 without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off the extra liquid.

How Genticare Eye Drop works

Genticare Eye Drop is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth in the eye by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This treats your eye infection.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Genticare Eye Drop is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Genticare Eye Drop is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Genticare Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Genticare Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Genticare Eye Drop, please consult your doctor.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Genticare Eye Drop for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • You should continue using the medicine for 48 hours after your symptoms have cleared up. However, do not use for longer than five days without consulting your doctor.
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Talk to your doctor if your symptoms haven't started to improve within two days of starting treatment, if they get worse during treatment, or if you get another eye infection.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Throw away any medicine left at the end of the 5 day course.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminoglycosides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL OTOLOGICALS
Action Class
Aminoglycosides

Interaction with drugs

Taking Genticare with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Alendrate, Alenost, Aldrofos
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. Is Genticare Eye Drop effective?

Genticare Eye Drop is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Genticare Eye Drop too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Genticare Eye Drop?

No, you should not stop using Genticare Eye Drop suddenly without talking to your doctor. This is because your symptoms may worsen and your infection may return. You may experience improvement in your symptoms before the infection is completely cleared. Therefore, for better results, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration. Stopping the medication too early could allow the spread of the infection and hence prevent complete healing.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Genticare Eye Drop?

If you forget to use Genticare Eye Drop, do not worry and continue using Genticare Eye Drop as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

Q. In which conditions is the use of Genticare Eye Drop avoided?

Use of Genticare Eye Drop should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Genticare Eye Drop or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Genticare Eye Drop for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Genticare Eye Drop?

Keep Genticare Eye Drop in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Keep it away from children and other people to avoid any misuse.

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Manufacturer/Marketer address

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.
Country of origin: India

MRP
10.38
Inclusive of all taxes
10 ml in 1 packet
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