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Gramicidin

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Uses

Gramicidin is used in the treatment of conjunctivitis

How it works

Gramicidin stops the growth of bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

Retching, Anal irritation, Lip swelling, Stomach pain, Eye swelling, Skin inflammation, Cataract, Inflammation of a vein, Shortness of breath

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Expert advice

  • Inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 7 days of use. 
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, or perform tasks which require concentration since gramicidin may cause blurred vision.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not take if allergic to gramicidin or any of the ingredients.
  • Do not take  in damaged ear drum, glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye that causes visual problems), herpes keratitis (viral infection of the eye caused by herpes simplex virus); viral, fungal, tuberculous or pus-filled conditions of the eye.
 

Frequently asked questions

Gramicidin

Q. Is gramicidin a penicillin, sulfa, or aminoglycoside antibiotic?
Gramicidin does not contain sulfa and is not a penicillin or aminoglycoside drug. It is a peptide antibiotic
Q. How does gramicidin affect oxidative phosphorylation?
Gramicidin has no direct effect on oxidative phosphorylation
Q. How does gramicidin work?
Gramicidin is a bactericidal for a variety of Gram-positive Bacteria. It increases the permeability of the bacterial cell membrane
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Q. If gramicidin is added?
Yes, gramicidin is generally available as combination with other medications.

Content on this page was last updated on 27 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)