Zoftagen 0.3% Injection

Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Zoftagen 0.3% Injection

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Primarily used for

10 ml in 1 vial

Medicine Overview of Zoftagen Injection


Uses of Zoftagen Injection

Zoftagen 0.3% Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

Side effects of Zoftagen Injection


Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Diarrhoea, Hearing loss, Balance disorder (loss of balance).


How to use Zoftagen Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Zoftagen Injection works

Zoftagen 0.3% injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

In Depth Information on Zoftagen Injection

Expert advice for Zoftagen Injection

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 Zoftagen 0.3% Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Zoftagen 0.3% Injection 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.
Zoftagen 0.3% Injection is safe to use during lactation. Hu
man 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.
Zoftagen 0.3% Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Zoftagen 0.3% Injection should be used with caution in patie
nts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zoftagen 0.3% Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Zoftage
n 0.3% Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tenof 300mg Tablet, Idrofos 150mg Tablet, Tacromus 2mg Capsule, Toride 20mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

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

Frequently asked questions for Zoftagen 0.3% Injection

Frequently asked questions for Gentamicin

Zoftagen does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside
Yes, Zoftagen is a nephrotoxic drug. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Zoftagen is safe for babies if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Yes Zoftagen can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes
Yes, Zoftagen is used in the treatment of pink eye (conjunctivitis). Please consult your doctor before use
Yes, Zoftagen is a dialyzable drug
Zoftagen 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 Zoftagen

No substitutes found for this medicine
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