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GENTAMICIN (jen ta MYE sin) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial skin infections.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -an unusual or allergic reaction to gentamicin or other antibiotics, sulfites, foods, dyes or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
This medicine is only for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Apply a thin layer to the affected area as often as directed. You can cover the area with a sterile gauze dressing (bandage). Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. Use this medicine at regular intervals. Do not use more often than directed. Finish the full course prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you think you are better. Do not stop using except on your doctor's advice. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your skin condition does not improve in a week. This medicine can make certain skin conditions worse. Only use it for conditions for which your doctor or health care professional has prescribed. To prevent the spread of infection, do not share skin products, or share towels and washcloths with anyone else.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -difficulty hearing or ringing in the ears -dizziness -increased thirst -loss of balance -muscle weakness -nausea -pain or difficulty passing urine Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -skin irritation.