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Gentak

Gentak Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Gentak (gentamicin sulfate) Ophthalmic Ointment is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. It is an antibiotic. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light.

The recommended dose of Gentak is a small amount (approximately 1/2 inch ribbon) of ointment applied to the affected eye(s) two or three times a day. Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Gentak ophthalmic unless directed by your doctor. Other drugs may interact with Gentak ophthalmic. Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy, Gentak should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Our Gentak (gentamicin sulfate) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Gentak in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Serious side effects are not expected to occur during treatment with this medication.

Commonly, some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Gentak (Gentamican Sulfate Ophthalmic Ointment) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Gentak Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Eye stinging/burning/redness or temporary blurred vision may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in other types of eye infections, including fungal infections. Stop using this medication and contact your doctor if you notice new or worsening eye symptoms (such as pain, swelling, thick discharge or pus).

Rarely, gentamicin products used in the eye may be absorbed and may cause serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: easy bruising/bleeding, mental/mood changes (such as hallucinations).

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Gentak (Gentamican Sulfate Ophthalmic Ointment)»

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Gentak FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Bacterial and fungal corneal ulcers have developed during treatment with gentamicin ophthalmic preparations.

The most frequently reported adverse reactions are ocular burning and irritation upon drug instillation, non-specific conjunctivitis, conjunctival epithelial defects and conjunctival hyperemia.

Other adverse reactions which have occurred rarely are allergic reactions, thrombocytopenic purpura and hallucinations.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Gentak (Gentamican Sulfate Ophthalmic Ointment) »

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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