Gentamicin Ophthalmic Solution
is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes and eyelids. For:
Dogs, Cats & Horses Benefits: Treats eye infections in dogs, cats, and horses Works on a wide variety of bacteria Liquid solution in easy-dispensing dropper bottle
Treats bacterial conjunctivitis (infection of the lining of the eye lids). Also may be prescribed for the management of other primary or secondary infections of the eye caused by susceptible bacteria. Contains the broad -spectrum antibiotic gentamicin to fight bacterial infections of the eye. Solution is buffered to be easy on the eyes How it works:
Gentamicin is an antibiotic that interrupts protein synthesis in the bacteria. Without proteins, bacteria cannot survive.
Dosage & Administration:
Gentamicin Opthalmic Solution is applied topically in the eye. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty applying the medication, contact your veterinarian.
If discharge is present, the area should be cleansed with a sterile eyewash solution prior to applying the solution. When applying, place one hand under and around your pet's chin and lift upward, so the pet's eyes are looking towards the ceiling. Pull down gently on the lower lid with a finger or thumb, depending upon which eye you are treating. Rest your other hand on top of the pet's head. Be sure the tip of the tube is pointed away from your pet's eye so if your pet jerks, the tube tip will not injure the eye.
Squeeze the drops into the corner of the eye, taking care not to touch the dropper to the eye surface. Continue to hold the head back for a moment while the drops disperse over the whole eye surface. Never touch the tip of the tube or dropper to the pet's eye, lids, or eyelashes. Do not touch the inside of the cap or the dropper or tube tip with your fingers, as this will also contaminate the medication.
Always wash your hands before and after applying this medication. If you are applying more than one medication to the eye, allow 5 minutes between applications so one medication is not washed out by the next. Be sure not to interchange the caps of the medications.
Possible side effects of Gentamicin: Side effects are unusual with this medication. The medication may cause the eye to sting for a short time when first applied.
If you miss giving a dose:
If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the application you missed and go back to the regular schedule.
If you overdose the pet:
Adverse reactions and toxicities are unlikely if used according to directions. If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, or ingests the medication, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid while giving Gentamicin to my pet:
Consult your veterinarian before using antibiotic ophthalmic preparations with any other medications, since interactions may occur.
Who should not take it?
Do not use in animals hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients.