Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution
Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution
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Antibiotic drop used to topically treat eye infections
Works against a wide variety of bacteria
For use in dogs, cats and horses

Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution

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At a Glance
Antibiotic drop used to topically treat eye infections
Works against a wide variety of bacteria
For use in dogs, cats and horses

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. The recommended dose of Gentamicin ophthalmic drops is 1-2 drops in the affected eye 2-4 times a day.

What Antibiotic Eye Drops Are Safe for Dogs?
Answer

Antibiotic eye drops meant for veterinarian use are the safest for your dog. Never use human eye drops for your dog as they may cause significant pain, discomfort, and even vision loss in some dogs. In case your dog is showing signs of eye infections, it's best to consult a veterinarian to get a suitable antibiotic eye drop prescribed. Eye drops with systemic broad-spectrum bactericidal antibiotics are the best for a dog.

What Is Gentamicin Eye Drop Used To Treat?
Answer

The Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution or just Gentamicin is a prescription-only antibiotic for eye drops. The medicine is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye in animals like horses, cats, and dogs. The medication is commonly prescribed to treat eye conditions like conjunctivitis, keratitis, and other bacterial infections. Gentamicin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic, which means it works by killing the bacteria and treats only bacterial eye infections.

How Long Does It Take for Gentamicin Eye Drops to Work?
Answer

Gentamicin usually starts working almost instantly within 1-2 hours of administering. The recommended dosage for the medication is 1-2 drops every four hours during the day and up to 2 drops every hour in case of severe infections. The usual duration of Gentamicin treatment is 5-10 days and up to a week in case of mild infection. It's advised to continue the treatment for additional 48 hours once the eye appears normal to kill off any residual bacteria.

What Are the Side Effects of Gentamicin Eye Drops?
Answer

Some of the common side effects of Gentamicin include stinging in the eye, burning, and redness. Moreover, blurred vision is also a common occurrence when on Gentamicin. Prolonged usage of the medicine can result in other issues like fungal infection in your dog's eye. If you see new symptoms or existing symptoms getting worse, it's advisable to contact your pet's vet immediately. In rare cases, Gentamicin might also cause allergic reactions like rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, and breathing troubles.

Is Gentamicin a Strong Antibiotic?
Answer

Gentamicin Sulfate is a broad-spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic, which is used to treat severe eye infections in dogs. The medication works the best against aerobic gram-negative rods. The drug works by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis and killing the susceptible bacteria. It's a sterile antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections like conjunctivitis and keratitis.

Is It Safe To Use Gentamicin Eye Drops?
Answer

Yes, Gentamicin Eye Drops are entirely safe to use on your dog to treat bacterial infections of the eye. However, to ensure that there are no side effects, the medications should be strictly administered in the recommended dosage by the veterinarian. In case of overdosage, the eye might absorb the medicine, causing some severe side effects leading to blindness. If your dog is showing symptoms like bruising or bleeding in the eye or mood changes and rashes, consult the vet as soon as possible to mitigate any severe side effects.

How Effective Is Gentamicin Eye Drops?
Answer

The Gentamicin ophthalmic solution is an aminoglycoside antibiotic that works by restricting the growth of the bacteria causing the infection. The medication effectively relieves symptoms like pain, redness, itching, and soreness caused by eye infections. Your pet's veterinarian will recommend an adequate dosage and duration based on the dog's eye condition. Ensure that the entire course of treatment is followed to cure the infection completely and avoid a relapse. With proper dosage and administration, Gentamicin starts showing effect within a few days. The medication takes up to 10 days to completely cure an eye infection and up to seven days in case of mild bacterial infections. For further effectiveness, it's recommended to continue the treatment for additional 48 hours to ensure that all the bacteria have been killed.

How Long Is Gentamicin Sulfate Good For?
Answer

Like all other medications, Gentamicin comes with a shelf life. The expiry date of the medicine will be printed on the packaging, and once opened, the drug will only be effective till the date mentioned in the expiry. Usually, sterile eye drops lose their effectiveness four weeks after the bottle has been opened. To ensure that the medication works as intended, keep it in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight or any light. Gentamicin is a sterile, preserved, aqueous solution to treat infections and usually comes with an expiration date within four weeks of manufacturing. This is because once opened; the solution loses its sterility or effectiveness after a month.

Active Ingredient: Gentamicin Sulfate (3 mg in 1 mL)

Inactive Ingredients: Dibasic Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Monobasic Sodium Phosphate, Purified Water. Hydrochloric Acid and/or Sodium Hydroxide may be added to adjust pH (6.5 - 7.5)

Preservative Added: Benzalkonium Chloride 0.01%.

Before using, 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.

Prolonged use may give rise to the overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms such as fungi. If this occurs or if irritation or allergic reaction to this product occurs, the veterinarian or veterinary ophthalmologist should be consulted prior to discontinuing the medication.

Gentamicin Ophthalmic Solution should not be administered in animals that are allergic to it. To prevent the medication from getting contaminated, never let the tip of the ointment tube or dropper bottle touch the eye of the animal or the hands of the owner.

Gentamycin Ophthalmic Solution is a sterile ophthalmic antibiotic, which is used to treat dogs with conjunctivitis caused by certain bacteria. Conjunctivitis is a commonly found eye problem in dogs. Conjunctivitis refers to an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the tissue, which acts as a coating the eye and lines the eyelids. Conjunctivitis is often caused by viral infections, such as canine distemper, bacterial eye infections, parasites of the conjunctiva or eyelids, corneal diseases, disorders of the tear ducts, eyelid infections or abnormalities, exposure to external materials such as fibers, sand, chemicals, trauma, allergies and various other illnesses such as skin diseases. The major symptoms of conjunctivitis are redness of the eyes, eye discharge, swelling of the conjunctiva, squinting or excessive blinking as well as occasional pawing or rubbing of the eyes.Gentamicin Sterile Ophthalmic Solution plays a vital role in the topical treatment of ocular bacterial infections such as conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis, acute meibomianitis, and dacryocystitis caused by microorganisms. The active ingredient in Gentamicin Ophthalmic Solution is Gentamicin sulfate, a water-soluble antibiotic, which belongs to the aminoglycoside group.

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.

For dogs/cats/horses(all weights): The usual dose is 1-2 drops in the affected eye(s) every four hours, or as directed by your veterinarian

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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