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Germenta Eye/Ear Drops

Manufacturer
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Overview

Introduction of Germenta Eye/Ear Drops

Germenta Eye/Ear Drops is an antibiotic instilled in the eye to treat bacterial infections of the eye (eg. conjunctivitis). Additionally, it may be instilled in the ear to treat bacterial infections of the ear (eg. otitis externa).

Germenta Eye/Ear Drops also helps to prevent an infection after eye/ear injury or surgery. Germenta Eye/Ear Drops fights the infection by stopping the growth of bacteria. This helps to resolve your symptoms and cure the underlying infection. Follow your doctor’s instructions precisely for administering this medicine in the eye/ear. Wait for at least 5 minutes before applying any other medication to the same eye/ear. 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/ear infections (eg. 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/ear 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. Therefore, do not drive immediately after administering this medicine in the eye. Contact lenses should not be worn while you are using this medicine for an eye infection.

Uses of Germenta Eye/Ear Drops

Germenta Eye/Ear Drops side effects

Common
  • Application site irritation

How to use Germenta Eye/Ear Drops

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.

How Germenta Eye/Ear Drops works

Germenta 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.

Germenta Eye/Ear Drops related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Germenta Eye/Ear Drops 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
Germenta Eye/Ear Drops 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
Germenta Eye/Ear Drops may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Germenta Eye/Ear Drops?

If you miss a dose of Germenta Eye/Ear Drops, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Germenta Eye/Ear Drops helps treat bacterial infections of the eye/ear.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your eye/ear, to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye/ear to avoid dilution.
  • Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within two days of starting treatment, if they get worse during treatment or if you get another eye /ear infection.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Germenta with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Germenta

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I have throat and left eye painSorry left ear pain and throat pain
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
It can be infection in throat, or sinusitis need proper clinical examination
My baby has ear pain n fever 100 so doctor prescribe as those medine which i attached. Is atm100 is useful in urine infection
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
ATM 100 contains an antibiotic called azithromycin which is used to treat various infections including ear infection which your child has. You should give your child medicines as per your doctor's advice
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FAQs

Q. How long does Germenta takes to work?

Usually, Germenta 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 Germenta?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Your doctor may increase the dose of Germenta 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 Germenta if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Germenta 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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