Serious side effects have been reported with Centany including the following:
- hypersensitivity (severe allergic reaction). Tell your healthcare provider about any signs or symptoms of hypersensitivity, which include the following:
- chest pain
- swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, arms, or legs
- difficulty breathing
- superinfection. Centany should not be used for extended periods. Prolonged use can lead to the growth of dangerous organisms that are resistant or unresponsive to this medication. Use Centany for the duration prescribed by your doctor.
Do not take Centany if you are allergic to Centany or any of its ingredients. Use caution when applying to face and avoid eye area.
Centany and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Centany falls into category B. There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Centany. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.
Centany and Lactation
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
It is not known if Centany crosses into human milk. Because many medications can cross into human milk and because of the possibility for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants with use of this medication, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or stop the use of this medication. Your doctor and you will decide if the benefits outweigh the risk of using Centany.
If your doctor prescribes Centany to treat an infected or cracked nipple from nursing, you should maintain your milk supply by hand expressing from the infected breast and discarding the milk for the entire course of treatment with Centany.
Use Centany exactly as prescribed.
- Usually applied 3 times a day.
- Make sure the infected area is as clean and dry as possible before applying Centany.
- You should apply only enough medication to thinly cover the infected area.
- The treated area may be covered by gauze dressing if desired.
- Avoid contact with eyes
If no improvement is seen in 3 to 5 days, contact your healthcare provider.
If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not apply two doses of Centany at the same time.
Use Centany exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Centany dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following:
- the condition being treated
- how you respond to this medication
The recommended dose range for Centany in children and adults varies based on the size of the skin infection.
This drug is contraindicated in individuals with a history of sensitivity reactions to any of its components.