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Geragen-D Eye/Ear Drops

Manufactured bySCOTT-EDIL PHARMACIA LTD
ContainsGentamicin (0.3 %w/v) + Dexamethasone (0.05 %w/v) + Boric Acid (0.25 %w/v) + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (0.25 %w/v)
Description

Geragen-D Eye/Ear Drops is a combination medicine which may be indicated for the treatment of eye conditions (swelling, pain, redness, dry eyes, etc.) which are responsive to steroids and where bacterial infections or risks of bacterial infections exist. It may also be used to treat certain infections of the ear canal caused by susceptible bacteria.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Geragen-D Eye/Ear Drops

  • Blurred vision
  • Decrease/loss of vision
  • Eye pain and discomfort
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Ear discomfort
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears

Uses of Geragen-D Eye/Ear Drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions
  • Steroid-responsive inflammatory auricular conditions
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to gentamicin, dexamethasone, boric acid, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Driving or Operating machinery

This medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Contact lens

It is advised that you consult your doctor as well as the pharmacist to know whether if you can use the contact lenses during treatment with this medicine. If usage of contact lenses is allowed, remove them before administration of the medicine and you can reinsert the contact lenses 10 to 15 minutes post-administration.

Missed Dose

Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not instill a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Antifungal agents

Smallpox vaccine

Disease interactions

Ocular herpes infection

This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient is suffering from an eye infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Ocular Toxicities

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of cataracts, glaucoma, or increased intraocular pressure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine exactly as prescribed. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Gentamicin works by inhibiting the protein synthesis which is essential for the bacteria to grow. Dexamethasone works by decreasing the release of certain substances that cause swelling. It also works by suppressing or partially preventing the effect of the immune system. Boric Acid relieves eye irritation. Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose lubricates the eyes and relieves dryness
Legal Status

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Classification

Category

Topical steroids with anti-infectives, Ophthalmic preparations, Ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations, Otic preparations

Schedule

Schedule H

Dexamethasone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 24 April 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01234

Dexamethasone Ophthalmic: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 24 April 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682869.html

Hypromellose - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 1 June 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB11075

Gentamicin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 22 September 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00798
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Information on this page was last updated on 6 Aug 2019

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