Consuming alcohol with Gentasol does not cause any harmful side effects.
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Gentasol is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gentasol is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Gentasol may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Gentasol should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gentasol may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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There is limited information available on the use of Gentasol in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Gentasol is an antibiotic used to prevent or treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This may include infections of the urinary tract, bones and joints, lungs (eg. pneumonia), brain (eg. meningitis), sepsis and some others. However, it is not effective for gonorrhea. Gentasol is also widely used in hospitalized patients to prevent infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Your doctor may shift you to another antibiotic after culture reports become available. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening. This medicine may lead to kidney damage and hearing loss as side effects in some patients. Therefore, please follow all the instructions given by your doctor while using this medicine. Your doctor may monitor you with regular kidney function tests or hearing tests during treatment. Some patients may also be advised to get blood levels of this medicine measured. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.
Uses of Gentasol
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Gentasol
- Hearing loss
- Kidney damage
- Balance disorder (loss of balance)
- Injection site pain
How to use Gentasol
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Gentasol works
Gentasol is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
What if you forget to take Gentasol?
If you miss a dose of Gentasol, please consult your doctor.
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