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Genticyn 80mg Injection

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Genticyn 80mg Injection is an antibiotic used to prevent or treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This may include infections of the urinary tract, bones and joints, lungs (eg. pneumonia), brain (eg. meningitis), sepsis and some others. However, it is not effective for gonorrhea.

Genticyn 80mg Injection is also widely used in hospitalized patients to prevent infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Your doctor may shift you to another antibiotic after culture reports become available. 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.

This medicine may lead to kidney damage and hearing loss as side effects in some patients. Therefore, please follow all the instructions given by your doctor while using this medicine.

Your doctor may monitor you with regular kidney function tests or hearing tests during treatment. Some patients may also be advised to get blood levels of this medicine measured. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Uses of Genticyn Injection

Benefits of Genticyn Injection

In Bacterial infections

Genticyn 80mg Injection is the injection form of an antibiotic medicine that stops the growth of the infection causing bacteria in your body. It is often injected by a doctor or a nurse either into a vein or a muscle. This medicine is used to treat many different types of infections such as urinary tract, bones and joints, lungs (eg. pneumonia), brain, blood, and some others. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Genticyn Injection

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 Genticyn

  • Hearing loss
  • Kidney damage
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Injection site pain

How to use Genticyn Injection

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

How Genticyn Injection works

Genticyn 80mg Injection is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Genticyn 80mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Genticyn 80mg Injection 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Genticyn 80mg Injection 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
Genticyn 80mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Genticyn 80mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Genticyn 80mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Genticyn 80mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Genticyn Injection?

If you miss a dose of Genticyn 80mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminoglycosides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL OTOLOGICALS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Genticyn 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

Patient Concerns

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Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. Is Genticyn 80mg Injection safe?

Genticyn 80mg Injection is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How is Genticyn 80mg Injection administered?

Genticyn 80mg Injection should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Genticyn 80mg Injection.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, Genticyn 80mg Injection should be taken in the recommended dose only. Overdose of Genticyn 80mg Injection can increase the risks of side effects. If you experience an increase in the severity of your symptoms during the treatment, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Genticyn 80mg Injection?

Keep this medicine 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. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Is Genticyn 80mg Injection effective?

Genticyn 80mg Injection 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 Genticyn 80mg Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Genticyn 80mg Injection?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, consult your doctor if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine. The doctor may modify the dose or suggest an alternative medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Genticyn 80mg Injection when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Genticyn 80mg Injection without consulting the doctor even if you are feeling better. 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.

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