Medicine Overview of Gercip Eye/Ear Drops
Gercip Eye/Ear Drops is used in the treatment of Bacterial eye / ear infections. It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Side Effects of Gercip are Application site pain, Ear infection, Itching, Eye discomfort, Burning eyes, Headache.
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.
Gercip Eye/Ear Drops is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause eye/ear infections by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing.
In Depth Information on Gercip Eye/Ear Drops
Your doctor has prescribed Gercip Eye/Ear Drops to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Discontinue Gercip Eye/Ear Drops and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Gercip Eye/Ear Drops related warnings
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WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gercip Eye/Ear Drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Gercip Eye/Ear Drops is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Baby should be closely monitored for development of fever, loss of appetite and diarrhea. In case, any of the above happens please inform your doctor immediately.
Gercip Eye/Ear Drops may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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If you miss a dose of Gercip Eye/Ear Drops, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Gercip Eye/Ear Drops
Q. Can I take Gercip for streptococcal infection?
Gercip is not indicated for the treatment of streptococcal infection as it is not very active against this bacteria. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Gercip with pantoprazole?
Gercip can be taken with pantoprazole as no interactions have been reported. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gercip with metronidazole?
Gercip can be taken with metronidazole as no interactions have been reported. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gercip with birth control pills or does it affect birth control?
Yes, you can take Gercip with birth control pills. It does not affect birth control. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor in case you are taking birth control pills before taking any medicine.
Gercip is not a banned drug. It is available as a prescription medicine.
Q. Is Gercip a penicillin?
Gercip is not a penicillin. It belongs to a different group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones.
Q. Is Gercip bactericidal (kills bacteria) or bacteriostatic (slows the growth of bacteria)?
Gercip is a bactericidal (kills bacteria) agent. It belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones and acts by inhibiting bacterial DNA-gyrase.
Gercip is a relatively safe drug. However, it is not devoid of side effects and hence should only be taken if prescribed by a doctor in the appropriate dose, frequency, and duration as advised.
Q. Is Gercip a cephalosporin?
Gercip is not a cephalosporin. It belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones.
Q. Can I take Gercip with ibuprofen?
Use of Gercip with ibuprofen can increase the central nervous system side effects of Gercip. Consult your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gercip with paracetamol?
Gercip is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gercip with hydrocodone?
Gercip is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with hydrocodone. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gercip with fluconazole?
Gercip and fluconazole, when taken together, can cause heart-related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take Gercip with phenazopyridine?
Gercip is not known to have any clinically significant interaction with phenazopyridine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gercip with omeprazole?
Omeprazole can slow the absorption of Gercip if taken together. So, the action of Gercip may get slow. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take Gercip with hydroxyzine?
Gercip and hydroxyzine, when taken together, can cause heart-related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take Gercip with azithromycin?
Gercip and azithromycin, when taken together, can cause heart related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take Gercip for yeast infection?
No, Gercip is not indicated in the treatment of yeast infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of yeast infection.
Q. Does Gercip contain sulfa?
Gercip does not contain sulfur in its structure. However, history of any drug allergy should be discussed with the doctor prior to initiation of therapy.
Q. Does Gercip cover pseudomonas?
Gercip is active against pseudomonas. But, acquired resistance (resistance after taking the antibiotic) is very common among the organism for the drug. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infection.
Q. Can I take Gercip with dextromethorphan?
Gercip is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with dextromethorphan. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gercip with doxylamine?
Gercip is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with doxylamine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gercip with amoxicillin?
Gercip is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with amoxicillin. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gercip with pseudophedrine?
Gercip is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with pseudoephedrine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gercip with Tamsulosin?
Gercip and Tamsulosin are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
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