Medications


Gentamicin Ophthalmic Ointment

Uses

For eye infection.

Instructions

If you use contact lenses, do not wear them on the days when using this ointment.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.

Do not let the tip of the container touch your eye. Do not touch the tip with your hands or let it touch other surfaces. This can cause a serious eye infection.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

If you are using another eye medicine, wait at least 5 minutes before using the other medicine.

If you are using another eye drop, use the eye drop first and then wait at least 5 minutes before using this eye ointment.

Do not use any other eye medicine without your doctor's knowledge.

Do not take the medicine more than three times during 24 hours.

Cautions

Keep using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions before starting this medicine, especially other eye conditions.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

This medicine may cause blurry vision.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not begin to improve after 2 days on this medicine.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • blurry vision
  • burning or stinging
  • discomfort in the eyes
  • irritation of the eyes
  • itching, redness or dryness of eyes
  • redness of eyes
  • blurring or changes of vision
  • watering of the eyes

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • eye pain or swelling
  • signs of new or worsening eye infection, such as thick drainage or crusting

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

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Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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