Gentak

Last updated on RxList: 2/22/2022
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What Is Gentak?

Gentak (gentamicin sulfate) Ophthalmic Ointment is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Gentak Ophthalmic Ointment is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Gentak?

Common side effects of Gentak Ophthalmic Ointment include:

  • eye burning,
  • stinging,
  • irritation,
  • itching,
  • redness,
  • blurred vision,
  • eyelid itching,
  • eyelid swelling, or
  • sensitivity to light.

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

Dosage for Gentak

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Gentak?

Other drugs may interact with Gentak ophthalmic. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Gentak During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Gentak ophthalmic; it is unknown if it will harm a fetus. It is unknown if Gentak ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Gentak (gentamicin sulfate) Ophthalmic Ointment 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.

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using gentamicin ophthalmic and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe burning, stinging, or irritation after using this medicine; or
  • signs of eye infection--pain, swelling, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage, eyes more sensitive to light.

Less serious side effects may be more likely, and you may have none at all.

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)

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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)

© Gentak Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Gentak Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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