Gentamicin Topical

Reviewed on 9/2/2021

What Is Gentamicin Topical Used For and How Does it Work?

Gentamicin topical is used to treat gram-negative infections.

Gentamicin topical is available under the following different brand names: Garamycin topical

What Are the Dosages of Gentamicin Topical?

Dosages of Gentamicin Topical:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Cream/Ointment

  • 1%

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Gram-Negative Infections

  • Adults and children over 1 year of age - topical: Apply to the affected area every 6-8 hours

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Gentamicin Topical?

Common side effects of Gentamicin Topical include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Gentamicin Topical?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Gentamicin Topical Topical has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Gentamicin Topical Topical has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Gentamicin Topical Topical has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Gentamicin Topical Topical has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Gentamicin Topical?

Warnings

  • This medication contains gentamicin. Do not take Zejula if you are allergic to gentamicin or any ingredients contained in this drug.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Skin rash

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information is available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Gentamicin Topical?"

Long-Term Effects

  • Not for long term therapy
  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Gentamicin Topical?"

Cautions

  • Prolonged use may result in bacterial or fungal superinfection; discontinue if superinfection develops
  • Local redness/irritation reported
  • Not for long term therapy

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Use gentamicin topical with caution during pregnancy if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done.
  • Gentamicin topical is excreted in breast milk. There are no adverse effects on nursing infants. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/gentamicin-topical-343470

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