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Introduction

Expert Advice

  • Apply a thin layer on the affected area.
  • Porous (not secure) dressing may be applied.
  • Contact prescriber if there is constant pain, burning, changes in vision, itching, swelling, lack of response, or worsening of condition.

Primary Uses

Bacterial Infection

Indications

This medication is used in the treatment of infected skin like impetigo (red sores on the face), skin ulcers (open sore caused by poor blood flow), burns, folliculitis (inflammation and infection in the hair follicles), and wounds.

Side Effects

Patients administered with this medication may experience skin irritation, redness, and itching. Rarely, a very serious allergic reaction to it may occur which is characterized by rash (change in color and texture of skin), itching and swelling especially of face; tongue; throat, severe dizziness (feeling of being sleepy), and trouble breathing.

Warnings

Pregnancy

This medicine should only be used during pregnancy when absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor for further information.

Lactation

The effect of this medicine is undetermined in lactating females. Consult your doctor before using this medication.

Precautions

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in long-term therapy in pregnancy or infants.  Patients that have a large area of damaged skin should stay cautious while using this medication.

Contraindications

This medication is contraindicated in patients that are allergic to aminoglycosides (type of antibiotic). There are no known disease contraindications.

FAQS

What are the uses of Gentamicin?

This medication is used for the treatment of bacterial infections. Please note that this medicine will only work for bacterial infections and not viruses causing conditions such as common cold, flu, etc.

How to take Gentamicin?

Use it as prescribed by your health care provider. Please complete course of medication to prevent return of the infection. The dosage of this medicine is dependent on the age, condition, and its severity. Please consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

How to store Gentamicin?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Will I see instant results?

It may take some time for the medicine to work effectively. Use it regularly and as prescribed by your healthcare provider for the best results.

Can Gentamicin be used for acne?

This medication is recommended in the treatment of pustular (pus filled) acne.

Why is Gentamicin not given orally?

This medication is not administered orally because it is not absorbed from the gut.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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