Germenta Eye/Ear Drops

Manufacturer
SALT COMPOSITION

Overview

Uses of Germenta Eye/Ear Drops
Germenta Eye/Ear Drops is used in the treatment of Bacterial eye / ear infections.
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
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Germenta Eye/Ear Drops is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Germenta Eye/Ear Drops is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
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

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It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion), as an injection directly into a vein or into a muscle; or as an ear or eye drops. Do not drive immediately after using gentamicin eyedrops because gentamicin in the eye may cause temporary  blurring of vision. Gentamicin should be used with caution in premature babies because of their kidney immaturity, and in elderly people. Gentamicin may cause damage to the kidneys and/or nerves. Consult your doctor for monitoring  Kidney function and drug levels in the blood  during treatment. Consult your doctor, if you experience hearing loss, dizziness, numbness, skin tingling, muscle twitching, or seizures which may be signs of nerve damage. Do not start or continue the gentamicin and consult your doctor:
  • If you have inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media), kidney or liver problem, open wound or damaged skin.
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you experience itching, skin rashes, swelling of face, lips, throat or difficulty in breathing.

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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FAQs

Q. Is Germenta a macrolide, steroid or a sulfa drug?
Germenta does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside
Q. Is Germenta nephrotoxic?
Yes, Germenta is a nephrotoxic drug. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Is Germenta safe for babies?
Germenta is safe for babies if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Does Germenta cause hearing loss or burn?
Yes Germenta can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes
Q. Is Germenta used for pink eye?
Yes, Germenta is used in the treatment of pink eye (conjunctivitis). Please consult your doctor before use
Q. Does Germenta dialyze out?
Yes, Germenta is a dialyzable drug
Q. What organisms does Germenta cover?
Germenta is mainly effective against pseudomonas, escherichia, enterobacter, klebsiella, staphylococcus, salmonella, serratia, and shigella species but rarely effective against streptococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)
Q. Does it cover anaerobes?
It does not act against anaerobes.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads,Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India.
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