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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
  • Easy to administer drops

How does Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution work?

Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution 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.

Brand Name:

Gentocin (Schering), Garamycin (Schering), Genoptic (Allergan)

Generic Name:

Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution

What is the most important thing I should know about 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. 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 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 Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution 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 are the potential 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 happens if I miss giving a dose of Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution?

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 my pet on Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution?

If you suspect your pet has ingested Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, consult your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.

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 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.

How to Use

Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution 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.

Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution Dosage:

Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 1-2 drops in the affected eye(s) every four hours, or as directed by your veterinarian
Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 1-2 drops in the affected eye(s) every four hours, or as directed by your veterinarian
Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution Dosage for Horses
Weight Dosage
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.

Ingredients

Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution Ingredients:

Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution
Active Ingredients (per ml) Amount
Gentamicin Sulfate 3 mg
Benzalkonium Chloride (preservative) 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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