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Overview

Introduction

Mahagenta Eye Drop is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eye (e.g. conjunctivitis) and the eyelids (eg. blepharitis). It may also help to prevent an infection after eye injury or surgery.

Mahagenta Eye Drop fights the infection by stopping the growth of bacteria. This helps to cure the underlying infection. Follow your doctor’s instructions precisely for administering this medicine in the eye. Wait for at least 5 minutes before applying any other eye medication. 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 infections (e.g. 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 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 when first used. Therefore, do not drive immediately after administering this medicine. Contact lens should not be worn while you are using this medicine or while you have the bacterial eye infection.

Uses of Mahagenta Eye Drop

  • Bacterial eye infections

Side effects of Mahagenta Eye Drop

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 Mahagenta

  • Application site irritation
  • Burning sensation

How to use Mahagenta Eye Drop

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 without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Mahagenta Eye Drop works

Mahagenta Eye Drop is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth in the eye by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This treats your eye infection.

Safety Advice

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

What if you forget to take Mahagenta Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Mahagenta Eye Drop, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Mahagenta Eye Drop
₹0.75/ml of Eye Drop
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₹0.88/ml of Eye Drop
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₹1.33/ml of Eye Drop
78% costlier
Genta Eye Drop
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₹1.75/ml of Eye Drop
133% costlier
Gentacos 0.3% Eye Drop
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₹2/ml of Eye Drop
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₹3/ml of Eye Drop
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Mahagenta Eye Drop for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • You should continue using the medicine for 48 hours after your symptoms have cleared up. However, do not use for longer than five days without consulting your doctor.
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Talk to your doctor if your symptoms haven't started to improve within two days of starting treatment, if they get worse during treatment, or if you get another eye infection.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Throw away any medicine left at the end of the 5 day course.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mahagenta 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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Swelling on right eye since morning.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Eye drop zymer 2 drop both eye three time ( every 8 hour ) for 2-3 days
In new born babys (11 days)left side eye tears and waste products r coming is there any problm
Dr. Amit Modi
Paediatrics
Ur baby might have eye infection. You can try eye drop tobramycin 1 drop in affected eye 4 times a day for two days.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Mahagenta takes to work?

Usually, Mahagenta 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 Mahagenta?

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

No, do not stop taking Mahagenta 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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