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Updated on 24 Apr 2024

Learn more about gentamicin

What dosages is gentamicin available in?

What dosages is gentamicin available in?

gentamicin is available as a 0.3% ophthalmic solution and ointment.

What is gentamicin used for?

What is gentamicin used for?

gentamicin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye or eyelid.

How does gentamicin work?

How does gentamicin work?

gentamicin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It kills bacteria by blocking their ability to make proteins that are necessary for their protective covering.

How do I take gentamicin?

How do I take gentamicin?

gentamicin eye ointment is dosed as a half-inch sized ribbon to the infected eye(s) 2 or 3 times a day. gentamicin eye drops is dosed as 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) every 4 hours. For severe infections, you may need to use it every hour.

Is it safe for me to take gentamicin?

Is it safe for me to take gentamicin?

gentamicin is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

gentamicin Common Side Effects

gentamicin Common Side Effects

Common side effects of gentamicin include:

  • Eye burning
  • Eye irritation and redness
gentamicin Serious Side Effects

gentamicin Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with gentamicin. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Allergic reactions
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on gentamicin

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on gentamicin

  • There are no major drug interactions listed for gentamicin. However, you should always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking
Who makes gentamicin?

Who makes gentamicin?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is gentamicin safe in pregnancy?

Is gentamicin safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if gentamicin will harm your unborn baby. You should talk to your healthcare provider before taking this medication if you are pregnant.

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