What is Genticyn (Gentamicin) used for?
Genticyn Eye Drops (Gentamicin) are used to treat bacterial infections of the eye and eyelids, such as conjunctivitis and blephartis. It may also be used to prevent post surgery infections of the eyes. This medication is a type of aminoglycoside antibiotic, which works by killing the bacteria responsible for causing the infection. However, these eye drops will only work for bacterial eye infections, and not other types of infections.
How should I use Genticyn (Gentamicin)?
Genticyn Eye Drops (Gentamicin) are applied directly to the eyes. Patients should tilt their head, look upwards, and pull down the lower eyelid so that the eye drops can be applied. Always consult your physician before using this medication so that the correct amount can be prescribed. Patients who stop using this medication prematurely may experience a return of the infection. Therefore, it is essential to use this medication for the entire period for which it has been prescribed.
What are the side effects of Genticyn (Gentamicin)?
Patients using Genticyn Eye Drops (Gentamicin) may experience some side effects, such as:
Patients should consult their physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if any other more serious side effects occur, such as decreased urination, a ringing noise in the ears, dizziness, seizures or severe diarrhea.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Genticyn Eye Drops (Gentamicin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.