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Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution


 
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What is Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution?

Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution is an antibiotic drop that is used to topically treat eye infections. Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
For: Dogs, Cats, and Horses
 
Benefits:
Successfully treats eye infections
Works on a wide variety of bacteria

How it works:
Gentamicin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic that is bactericidal due to its binding in the bacteria interrupting protein synthesis.

Cautions:
Before using Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, tell your veterinarian if your pet is using other eye drops or eye medications. If your pet has swelling of the face or itching, or appears to have difficulty breathing, contact your veterinarian immediately. Do not touch the dropper opening to any surface including eyes or hands.


More Information:
Brand Name
Gentocin (Schering), Garamycin (Schering), Genoptic (Allergan)
Generic Name
Gentamicin Suflate Ophthalmic Solution

What is the most important information I should know about Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution: Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution is a prescription medicine for veterinary use in dogs, cats, and horses. Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution is available as 0.3% sterile eye drops. Do not touch the dropper opening to any surface, including eyes and hands. The dropper opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.

What is Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution: Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution may also be used for purposes other than those listed.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before applying Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution to my pet: Do not use Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution if your pet has a viral or fungal infection. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should this medication be given: Use this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Wash your hands prior to using the eye drops. Shake the bottle gently to be sure the medication is properly mixed. Do not use any eye drop that is discolored or has particles in it. Store Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle properly capped. 

What happens if I miss giving a dose: Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet: An overdose of this medication is unlikely. If an overdose is suspected, seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. If the drops are ingested, give plenty of fluids and contact a veterinary emergency center for advice.

What should I avoid while applying Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution to my pet: Do not touch the dropper opening to any surface including eyes or hands. This medication may cause blurred vision. Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.

What are the possible side effects of Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution: Serious side effects are not expected. Commonly, some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching or swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur. Continue the medication and talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution: Before giving this medication, tell your veterinarian if your pet is using other eyed drops or eye medications. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution written for health professionals that you may read.

 

Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Directions:
Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution is an antibiotic available by prescription used to treat bacterial infections of the eye in dogs, cats, and horses.
Shake the bottle gently prior to use. Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution may cause blurred vision.
Do not use Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution if your pet has a viral or fungal infection.
Tip: Wash your hands prior to applying the eye drops. Shake the bottle gently to be sure the medication is properly mixed. Do not touch the dropper opening to any surface including eyes and hands. The dropper opening is sterile and if it becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in the eye. Do not use any eye drops that are discolored or that have particles in them.
Dosage:
Pet Weight Dosage
Dog/Cats/Horses: All weights The usual dose is 1-2 drops in the affected eye(s) every four hours, or as directed by your veterinarian
Storage: Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution:
Active Ingredients (per ml) Amount
Gentamicin Sulfate 3 mg
Preservative
Benzalkonium Chloride 0.1 mg

Other Ingredients:
Sodium Chloride, Tyloxapol, Sodium Hydroxide, Dried Sodium Phosphate, Purified Water.
* Sodium Hydroxide and/or Hydrochloric Acid may be added to adjust pH.

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Use as NOSEDROPS I use Gentamicin drops as nosedrops to treat a snotty nose as prescribed by the vet. It works! Price could be lower. 09/08/2012
Great Site 05/02/2012
Quick Results I received this medication from my Vet. for clearing up my cat's bloodshot eyes. Boo Boo even had puss coming out of one eye. The Gentamicin cleared up the infection in 24 hours. My only complaint would be that it is expensive. 01/14/2012
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I have been using Tobramycin as prescribed by my vet for my Persian's Herpes Virus eye flare-ups. What is the difference, if any, between Gentamicin and Tobramycin?
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These are 2 different antibiotics that treat similar bacterial infections. However, one may be more appropriate to treat some infections than the other. Talk to your veterinarian about the best treatment for your pet.
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should i use Tobramycin Ophthalmic and (neomycin-polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone) drops at the same time?
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When prescribed under the direction of a veterinarian, administer eye drops at least 30 minutes apart from each other if the drops are on the same dosing frequency.
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This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
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