Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops

Unichem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Unigenta 0.3% w/v Eye/Ear Drops

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Primarily used for

10 ml in 1 packet

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.
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Special precautions for Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops
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Unigenta 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.
Unigenta Eye/Ear Drops is safe to use during lactation. Hum
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
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
a Eye/Ear Drops in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Gentamicin, please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

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
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