Genticyn Eye Drops (Gentamicin)
What is Genticyn Eye Drops (Gentamicin) used for?
Genticyn Eye Drops (Gentamicin) is an ophthalmic aminoglycoside antibiotic used to treat patients suffering from bacterial eye infections. The medication operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of bacteria cells making it easier for the immune system to control or destroy the infection. Your doctor may also prescribe it along with other medications or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Genticyn Eye Drops (Gentamicin)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Genticyn Eye Drops (Gentamicin) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one drop administered twice each day for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered by gently shaking the bottle to mix its contents, tilting your head back slightly, pulling down the lower lid of the eye being treated, and dispensing one drop. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and keep it closed for thirty seconds to allow the medicine to be absorbed. Do not stop administering the medication before being told to do so, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be destroyed and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Observe the medication prior to each use to make sure it is not cloudy or discoloured as this may indicate contamination. Never allow the tip of the bottle to contact any foreign surfaces including the eye itself as this may cause contamination.
What are the side effects of Genticyn Eye Drops (Gentamicin)?
The use of Genticyn Eye Drops (Gentamicin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms including severe pain, intense swelling of the eye, loss of vision, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Genticyn Eye Drops (Gentamicin) should not be used by patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also inform your doctor if you have reduced kidney or liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment. Always remove your contact lenses before administering this medication.
Strictly use Genticyn Eye Drops (Gentamicin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Genticyn Eye Drops (Gentamicin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.