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Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution 5ml Bottle (Manufacturer may vary)

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Description

Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution is a prescription medicine for veterinary use in dogs, cats, and horses. It is a sterile ophthalmic antibiotic used in the treatment of conjunctivitis caused by susceptible bacteria. It can also be used to treat other bacterial infections of the eye.

Key Benefits

  • Treats eye infections in dogs, cats, and horses
  • Works on a wide variety of bacteria
  • Liquid solution in easy-dispensing dropper bottle

How It Works

Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution is an aminoglycoside antibiotic that is bactericidal due to its binding in the bacteria interrupting protein synthesis.

Indications

Gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution is indicated in the topical treatment of ocular bacterial infectionsincluding conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, blepharitis,blepharoconjunctivitis, acute meibomianitis, and dacryocystitis, caused by susceptible strains of thefollowing microorganisms:

Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae,Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli; Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Neisseriagonorrhoeae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Serratia marcescens.

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 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

Caution:

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.

Precautions

Prolonged use of topical antibiotics may give rise to overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms including fungi. Bacterial resistance to gentamicin may also develop. If purulent discharge, inflammation or pain becomes aggravated, the patient should discontinue use of the medication and consult a physician. If irritation or hypersensitivity to any component of the drug develops, the patient should discontinue use of this preparation, and appropriate therapy should be instituted.

To avoid contamination, do not touch tip of container to the eye, eyelid, or any surface.

Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Keep out of the reach of children

Warnings:

Not for injection into the eye.

Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution should never be injected subconjunctivally, nor should it be directly introduced into the anterior chamber of the eye.

Side Effects:

Bacterial and fungal corneal ulcers have developed during treatment with gentamicin ophthalmic preparations. The most frequently reported adverse reactions are ocular burning and irritation upon drug instillation, non-specific conjunctivitis, conjunctival epithelial defects, and conjunctival hyperemia. Other adverse reactions which have occurred rarely are allergic reactions, thrombocytopenic purpura, and hallucinations.

Storage:

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

FAQ

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

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