Gentamicin Ophthalmic - Drug Information

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General Information on Gentamicin Ophthalmic

Generic Name : Gentamicin Ophthalmic

Pronunciation : (jen ta mye' sin)

Latest prescription information about Gentamicin Ophthalmic. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Why is Gentamicin Ophthalmic Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antibiotic, used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. It works by killing the bacteria that causes infection.

When should Gentamicin Ophthalmic not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Gentamicin Ophthalmic?

Gentamicin Sterile Ophthalmic Solution: Instill one or two drops into the affected eye every 4 hours.

How should Gentamicin Ophthalmic be taken?

It comes as eye drops and ointment to instill into the affected eyes as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Gentamicin Ophthalmic?

• It may cause blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• It may cause harm if it is swallowed.
• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Gentamicin Ophthalmic?

Irritated, burning, or stinging eyes.

What are the other precautions for Gentamicin Ophthalmic?

The infection can be spread to another person if you accidentally contaminate the medication.

What are the storage conditions of Gentamicin Ophthalmic?

Keep this medication out of the reach of children and away from heat.

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