Eye infections are a common cause of conjunctivitis. In conjunctivitis, your eyebecomes inflamed, feels gritty, and may water more than usual. … For more severe infections, or for infections which do not clear on their own, an antibiotic eye dropsuch as gentamicin is used.
Gentamicin eye drop strength is used to treat bacterial infections (such as blepharitis, conjunctivitis) of the eye and the skin around the eyes (such as eyelids). It is also used to prevent infection after eyeinjury or surgery. It belongs to a class of drugs known as aminoglycoside antibiotics. Gentamicin works by killing the bacteria.
This medication treats only bacterial eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections. Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Gentamicin Eye Drop may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
Eye stinging/burning/redness or temporary blurred vision may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed Gentamicin Eye Drop online because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
How to store gentamicin eye drops
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
- Throw away the bottle of eye drops after you have finished your course of treatment, even if there is some liquid left. Do not keep opened bottles to use later, as eye drops must not be used if the bottle has been opened for longer than four weeks.
Before using Gentamicin Eye Drop brands, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other aminoglycoside antibiotics (such as tobramycin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.