Gentapen 40mg Injection is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.
Q. How is Gentapen 40mg Injection administered?
Gentapen 40mg Injection should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Gentapen 40mg Injection.
Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?
No, Gentapen 40mg Injection should be taken in the recommended dose only. Overdose of Gentapen 40mg Injection can increase the risks of side effects. If you experience an increase in the severity of your symptoms during the treatment, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Gentapen 40mg Injection?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. Is Gentapen 40mg Injection effective?
Gentapen 40mg Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Gentapen 40mg Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. What if I don't get better after using Gentapen 40mg Injection?
Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, consult your doctor if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine. The doctor may modify the dose or suggest an alternative medicine.
Q. Can I stop taking Gentapen 40mg Injection when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Gentapen 40mg Injection without consulting the doctor even if you are feeling better. You may experience improvement in your symptoms before the infection is completely cleared. Therefore, for better results, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 29th Jul 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.