MERIGENTA Cream 15gm


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Drug Information for MERIGENTA Cream 15gm

What is MERIGENTA Cream used for?

MERIGENTA Cream injection is used for the treatment of severe bacterial infections caused due toP. aeruginosa, Proteusspecies,E.Coli, Klebsiella-Enterobacter-Serratiaspecies,Citrobacterspecies andStaphylococcusspecies.

MERIGENTA Cream eye drops/ointment is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of eyes or eyelids. MERIGENTA Cream ear drops is used for the treatment of ear infections such as otitis media or otitis externa.

MERIGENTA Cream may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does MERIGENTA Cream work?

MERIGENTA Cream is a broad-spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is effective against both the gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It acts by inhibiting the synthesis of essential proteins for the bacterial growth.

How to use MERIGENTA Cream?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use MERIGENTA Cream as prescribed by your doctor.

MERIGENTA Cream medicine is available in the form of eye drops, ear drops, cream, and injection. Read the instructions and the directions to use on the leaflet provided along with the medicine.

If you miss a dose of MERIGENTA Cream, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with MERIGENTA Cream?

Drugs that interact with MERIGENTA Cream eye/ear drops include the following:

  • Amphotericin B
  • Ciclosporin
  • Cisplatin
  • Colistin
  • Polymixin
  • Tacrolimus
  • Teicoplanin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of MERIGENTA Cream?

The following are the most common side effects of MERIGENTA Cream eye drops:

  • Redness of eye
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning or stinging sensation in the eye

The following are the most common side effects of MERIGENTA Cream ear drops:

  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions MERIGENTA Cream?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to MERIGENTA Cream or similar drugs.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Suddenly discontinuing the medication may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Do not use the medicine if its colour changes, turns cloudy, or if it contains particulate matter.
  • Avoid MERIGENTA Cream during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.

What should you tell  your doctor before using  MERIGENTA Cream?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of eye/ear disorder or eye/ear surgery.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about MERIGENTA Cream

  1. Can I stop taking MERIGENTA Cream if the symptoms subside?
  2. No. It is important to complete the prescribed dose of MERIGENTA Cream medicine unless instructed by your doctor. Discontinuing the drug suddenly may cause the infection to reoccur.

  3. How long can I take MERIGENTA Cream?
  4. Use MERIGENTA Cream as advised by the doctor. It is prescribed for not more than 7 to 10 days.

  5. What are the other formulations of MERIGENTA Cream available?
  6. Apart from MERIGENTA Cream eye drops, cream, ear drops or injection, it is also available in the tablet dosage form.

  7. How should MERIGENTA Cream be stored?
  8. Store the drug at room temperature and do not freeze. Keep it away from direct sunlight.

  9. I am on MERIGENTA Cream for conjunctivitis. Can I stop the drug if I feel better?
  10. No. Use MERIGENTA Cream medicine for the full course of treatment. Do not discontinue the drug without doctor’s advice as it may cause a secondary infection.

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