Gentamicin 0.003 eye drop is prescribed to treat or prevent bacterial infections of your eyes or eyelids.
|Generic Name||Gentamycin Sulph.|
Genticyn 0.003 eye drop (Gentamycin Sulpahate)
Genticyn 0.003 (5ml) eye drop contains the active constituent Gentamycin Sulphate. Its genric name is Garamycin. The medicine is used in the treatment of infections of the external structures of the eye and its adnexa caused by susceptible bacteria. Such infections include keratitis, corneal ulcers, kerato-conjunctivitis, conjunctivitis, blepharitis and blepharo-conjunctivitis, acute meibomianitis, episcleritis and dacryocystitis. It may be used for the prevention of ocular infection after: removal of a foreign body, burns or lacerations of the conjunctiva; damage from chemical or physical agents and after ocular surgery. It also indicated for the treatment of otitis externa.
Genticyn eye drop general information
What is Genticyn should be used for?
Gentamicin 0.003 eye drop is prescribed to treat or prevent bacterial infections of your eyes or eyelids. The medication kills bacteria which are the cause of infection.
Eye infections are a general cause of conjunctivitis. In conjunctivitis, your eye becomes feels gritty, inflamed, and may watery more than usual. The white portion of your eye may look red in colour, and your eyelids may become swollen and stuck together with a discharge when you wake up in the morning. Only one eye may be infected to begin with, but it often spreads to both the eyes. Most cases of infective conjunctivitis clear within 7 days or so without treatment. For more severe infections, or for infections which don’t clear on their own, an antibiotic eye drop such as Genticyn is used.
The eye drop is also prescribed for minor eyes injuries, such as scratches and abrasions to the cornea. In such cases, the drops are prescribed to prevent an eye infection from developing while the eye heals.
How does Genticyn eye drop works?
Gentamicin, the active component of Genticyn 0.003 is bactericidal and is active against many strains of gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens including species of Escherichia, Enterobacter, Klebsiella, Salmonella, Serratia, Shigella, Staphylococcus aureus, some Proteus, and against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It is often effective against strains of these organisms which are resistant to other antibiotics such as streptomycin, kanamycin and neomycin. Gentamicin is effective against penicillin-resistant Staphylococci, but rarely effective against Streptococci.
Gentamicin is also indicated in the treatment of the following infections when caused by susceptible organisms.
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What are the side effects of Genticyn eye drop?
Along with their positive effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not each patient experiences them. These typically improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your health care specialist if any of the following side-effects continue or become problematic.
Possible side- effects of Genticyn eye drop
- Mild irritation, burning or stinging
(If this continuous or become severe, speak to your health care specialist)
- Blurred vision
( this should soon pass, but don’t drive or use equipments or machines until you can see clearly)
If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to these drops, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
What medications interact with Genticyn eye drop?
The effects of some drugs can change if you take other drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use your medications or by close monitoring.
To help your health care specialist give you the best care, be sure to tell your health care specialist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, vitamins, minerals, homeopathic medicines, minerals and herbal products) before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, don’t start, change, or stop the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your health care specialist approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug include: aminoglycoside antibiotics (such as amikacin, gentamicin, tobramycin).
When should genticyn eye drop not be used?
Genticyn 0.003 may cause serious kidney problems. Kidney problems may occur more often in older people or in people that are dehydrated. Tell your health care specialist if you have or have ever had kidney disease. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your health care specialist immediately: decreased urination; swelling of the face, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs; or unusual tiredness or weakness.
Genticyn 0.003 may cause serious hearing problems. Hearing problems may occur more often in older people. Hearing loss may be permanent in some cases. Tell your health care specialist if you have or have ever had dizziness, hearing loss, vertigo, or ringing in the ears. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your health care specialist immediately: hearing loss, roaring or ringing in the ears, or dizziness.
The medicine may cause nerve problems. Tell your health care specialist if you have or have ever had burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs; muscle twitching or weakness; or seizures.
How should Genticyn 0.003 eye drop be used?
Use genticyn 0.003 as directly recommended by your physician.
Eye: Instill 1-2 drops into the affected eye every four hours as required.
Ears: The area should be cleansed and 2-3 drops instilled 3-4 times daily.
Missed dose of Genticyn
In case if you miss a dose, apply a dose as soon as you notice. If you are close to the time for your next dose, wait until then and then apply your medicine. Never use extra medicine to make up for a dosage that you have missed. If you are frequently missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your prescriber to discuss changes in dosage or a new schedule to make up for missed medicines, if you have missed too many doses in the recent past time.
How should Genticyn 0.003 be stored?
- Keep all the medicine at room temperature
- Store it in a cool and dry place
- Keep all the medicine away from the sight of children’s and pets
- Away from direct sun light and heat