Typically, sisomicin is prescribed to treat conjunctivitis, keratitis or blepharitis. It can also be used to treat other bacterial infections.


What is Sisomicin?

Sisomicin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. This type of antibiotic prevents the protein synthesis in bacteria, thereby causing the death of the microbes.


How should Sisomicin be taken?

Sisomicin can be administered in the form of ophthalmic drops or topical cream. In adults, the dosage typically involves the administration of 2 or 3 doses. In some cases, Sisomicin may be administered intramuscularly via injections. 


Side effects associated with Sisomicin

Among the possible side effects of Sisomicin include the following:


  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Redness and pain at the injection site
  • Dizziness


 It is important to contact a doctor immediately if you experience:


  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue
  • Hearing problems
  • Kidney disorders
  • Nerve problems


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Sisomicin

Before taking Sisomicin, it is important to tell your doctor if:


  • You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or any other drugs or food
  • You are taking any other medications, herbal remedies or supplements
  • You are suffering (or have suffered) from any specific health problems
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding