Compare to: Gentamicin Sulfate, G-Myticin
This medication is used to treat or prevent a skin infection.
This medication is for topical use only. Clean and dry the affected area as directed. Then apply a small amount of the medication on the skin. A thin layer is all that is needed. Cover with a bandage if directed to do so. Do not use large amounts, apply this more often or use this for a longer period than directed. Your condition will not clear faster, but the chance for side effects may be increased. Use carefully if applying to the face. Avoid contact in or around the eyes.
This medication may cause burning, redness, or a rash. It may make you more sensitive to the sun. Notify your doctor if you develop any of these symptoms. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses or infections, allergies (especially to antibiotics). Since this medication may make you more sensitive to the sun, avoid prolonged sun exposure, use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication is found in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: all skin products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered do not apply it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double-up the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat. Check the expiration date on the tube and discard any expired medication.
If the condition for which this was prescribed does not improve or becomes worse after a few days, notify your doctor.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.