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Gentamicin cream is a medicine used to treat certain bacterial infections of the skin.
How does this medication work?
Gentamicin cream works by killing the bacteria causing your infection.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: Gentamicin cream has been shown to be effective against various types of bacteria that can cause skin infections.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you use gentamicin cream exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.
How do I know it is working?
You may see an improvement in your symptoms once you begin using gentamicin cream. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions to assess how well your symptoms are controlled.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
Common side effects may include: itching, redness.
Do not use gentamicin cream if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with gentamicin cream. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Adults and children >1 year: Apply to the affected area(s) 3 to 4 times a day. Your healthcare provider may adjust your dose as needed, until the desired effect is achieved.
Use gentamicin cream exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not use gentamicin cream more often or stop using it without first talking to your healthcare provider.
You may cover the treated area(s) with a gauze dressing.
Do not use gentamicin cream in your eyes.
No significant interactions have been reported with gentamicin cream at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
The effects of gentamicin cream during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of gentamicin cream, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.
Store at room temperature.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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