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Genticyn 80 mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Genticyn Injection

Genticyn 80 mg 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.

This medicine 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 nausea or vomiting, balance disorder (loss of balance), 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.

How to use Genticyn Injection

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

How Genticyn Injection works

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

Genticyn Injection related warnings

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

What if you miss a dose of Genticyn Injection?

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

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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
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FAQs

Q. How long does Genticyn takes to work?

Usually, Genticyn starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

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

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Your doctor may increase the dose of Genticyn or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Genticyn if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Genticyn and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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