MALAYSIA

Search result for

Other Available Patient Medicine Information

> Gentamicin - Ophthalmic
> Gentamicin – Otic

Gentamicin – Topical - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
Available Brands

Other Known Brands
  • Beagenta C    

Why do I need this medicine?

Gentamicin is an antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin.

How do I use this medicine?

Gentamicin is available as a cream or as an ointment.

Apply Gentamicin onto the skin exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not apply more or less than instructed by your doctor.

To apply the cream or ointment, follow these steps:
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Clean and dry affected area before application.
  3. Rub Gentamicin gently on the skin until it disappears. Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
  4. Wash your hands after using.
  5. Replace the cap of the tube.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

Do NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to apply your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to Gentamicin cream/ointment or to any of its ingredients.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Prolonged use of this medicine is not advisable. Use only as instructed by your doctor.

What side effects could I experience?

Gentamicin may cause irritation to the skin (itch, redness).

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor immediately if you experience rashes or severe itch or redness of the skin, as these could be signs of an allergic reaction.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

How should I store this medicine?

Store below 25°C, away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Gentamicin – Topical and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

Editor's Recommendations

Drug Index A to Z
Browse Alphabetically (Brand)
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Browse Alphabetically (Generic)
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
Connect With Us
 
Download FREE MIMS Apps
 
Node#1
Please wait...