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Zygenta 0.3% Drops

Manufactured byZydus Cadila
ContainsGentamicin
Description

Zygenta 0.3% Drops is a bactericidal antibiotic which is used to treat a variety of bacterial eye infections such as conjunctivitis, keratitis, etc. This medicine is not recommended for use if you are known allergic to it.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Zygenta 0.3% Drops

Bactigen 0.3% Drops
Fdc Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zygenta 0.3% Drops

  • Eye irritation
  • Blurred vision

Uses of Zygenta 0.3% Drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial eye infections
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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. All 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. 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, 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. All 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. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Contact lens

Usage of the contact lens is not recommended if any signs and symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis such as eye redness, irritation, drainage, etc. are present.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such case, the patient should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.

Drug-resistance

Usage of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing benefits and may even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug-resistant.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause symptoms such as blurred vision, dizziness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Other medicines:

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

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
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
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
This medicine works by inhibiting the protein synthesis which is essential for the bacteria to grow.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Aminoglycosides

Schedule

Schedule H

Gentamicin Ophthalmic: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 4 May 2020]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682669.html

Gentamicin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 4 May 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00798

Gentamicin [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 4 May 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Gentamicin
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Information on this page was last updated on 4 May 2020

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