Medicine Overview of Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops
Uses of Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops
Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
Side effects of Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops
Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Diarrhoea, Hearing loss, Balance disorder (loss of balance).
How to use Unigenta 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 Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops works
Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
In Depth Information on Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops
Expert advice for Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops
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.
Special precautions for Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops
No interaction found
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops is unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops is safe to use during lactation. Hum+more
an 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....
Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops should be used with caution in patien+more
ts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
There is limited information available on the use of Unigent+more
a Eye/Ear Drops in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor....
If you miss a dose of Gentamicin, please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions for Unigenta 0.3% w/v Eye/Ear Drops
Frequently asked questions for Gentamicin
Unigenta does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside
Yes, Unigenta is a nephrotoxic drug. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Unigenta is safe for babies if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Yes Unigenta can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes
Yes, Unigenta is used in the treatment of pink eye (conjunctivitis). Please consult your doctor before use
Yes, Unigenta is a dialyzable drug
Unigenta 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.
Substitutes for Unigenta
No substitutes found for this medicine