Generic Name(s): gentamicin topical
Drug Class: Topical antibiotics
Treats: Minor skin infections, Bacterial infections
Garamycin Topical (gentamicin topical) is a medication which belongs to a group of antibiotics. This medication is commonly used to treat skin infections. However, Garamycin Topical is only used to treat bacterial infections but does not treat virus infections. This medication may also be used for other conditions as determined by the doctor. However, consult the doctor for more information.
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Garamycin Topical Uses
Garamycin Topical is an antibiotic which is mainly used to treat minor skin infections for example impetigo or other minor infections related to skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Garamycin Topical works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria.
Note that Garamycin Topical does not treat virus or fungal infections as it only treats bacterial infections. However, Garamycin Topical may also be used for other conditions as determined by the doctor. Consult the doctor before using this medication. Do not use Garamycin Topical if you have any allergic reaction towards it or any ingredient in it. Inform your doctor if any of this apply to you.
- Bacterial infection
Garamycin Topical Dosage
Garamycin Topical dosage is administered in the form of a topical cream which is applied on the infected area. Dosage depends on the strength of the medicine. It also varies with the age since dosage is different for different patients. Do not start, stop or change dosage unless instructed by the doctor. Read the prescription details on the label carefully follow them exactly as prescribed.
- Wash and completely dry the affected area.
- The gently apply the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands after applying the medicine.
- You can then cover up the area with gauze.
- If you miss a dose of Garamycin Topical, use it as soon as possible or skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
- Do not use 2 doses at once.
Garamycin Topical Side Effects
Garamycin Topical has several side effects. Most side effects are brought by unnecessary use or overusing the medicine. However, it has some needed side effects which may not be reported and some unwanted side effects which should be reported for medication. In the event that any of these side effects occur seek medical advice promptly.
Common side effects of Garamycin Topical include:
- swelling, or other sign of irritation not present before use of this medicine
- severe dizziness
- trouble breathing
Garamycin Topical Interactions
Garamycin Topical has several drugs that it can interact with. These includes moderate, major and minor interactions. However do not combine any medication without consulting the doctor for advice to avoid further complications. The doctor's and health professionals have a proper understanding of all medicines.
Some of the Garamycin Topical drug interactions include;
- Santyl (collagenase topical)
- Sensipar (cinacalcet)
- Tylenol (acetaminophen)
- Vitamin B Complex 100 (multivitamin)
- Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
- Voltaren Gel (diclofenac topical)
- Coreg (carvedilol)
- Lasix (furosemide)
- Levaquin (levofloxacin)
- Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone)
- Lyrica (pregabalin)
- MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350)
- Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone)
- Renvela (sevelamer)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
- Claritin (loratadine)
- Colace (docusate)
- Coreg (carvedilol)