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Formulation : Ophthalmic Ointment

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Garamycin /Gentamicin used for?

Garamycin is an antibiotic used to treat eye infections, such as conjunctivitis.

How should Garamycin /Gentamicin be stored?

Keep at room temperature and protect from heat and light.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Garamycin/Gentamicin ?

Always follow your doctor’s directions when taking Garamycin. Wash your hands thoroughly before starting. Pull your lower eyelid down to form a pouch between your eyelid and your eye. Make sure the applicator tip does not touch anything. Squeeze a drop of the medication into the pouch and close you eyelid. Keep the eyelid closed for a minute or two. If you are required to take a second type of eye drop, wait at least 5-10 minutes before applying.

When should Garamycin /Gentamicin not be taken?

Avoid the use of Garamycin if you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Garamycin or other antibiotics.

What precautions should I follow when taking Garamycin /Gentamicin ?

Keep using Garamycin for the full length of the treatment even if your symptoms have disappeared. Do not let anyone else use your eye drops, and do not save any remaining medication for a future infection. If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, ask your doctor what is best for you health and your child’s health.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Garamycin /Gentamicin ?

Continued or prolonged use of Garamycin may result in a growth of bacteria or fungi that do not respond to Garamycin and may cause a second infection.

When should Garamycin /Gentamicin not be taken?

Serious side effects may include: itching, redness, swelling, or other signs of irritation not present before the use of this medication; redness of eye, eyelid, or inner lining of eyelid; black, tarry stool; blood in urine or stools; or unusual bleeding

Less severe side effects may include: burning or stinging.

Other: None.