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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Garamycin Ophthalmic, Gentak, Gentasol, Ocu-Mycin

Generic Name: gentamicin ophthalmic (Pronunciation: JEN ta MYE sin off THAL mik)

What is gentamicin ophthalmic (Garamycin Ophthalmic, Gentak, Gentasol, Ocu-Mycin)?

Gentamicin ophthalmic is an antibiotic.

Gentamicin ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Gentamicin ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Gentamicin 0.3% Ophth-AKO

Gentamicin 0.3% Ophth-BAU1

What are the possible side effects of gentamicin ophthalmic (Garamycin Ophthalmic, Gentak, Gentasol, Ocu-Mycin)?

Serious side effects are not expected to occur during treatment with this medication.

Commonly, some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about gentamicin ophthalmic (Garamycin Ophthalmic, Gentak, Gentasol, Ocu-Mycin)?

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear ducts.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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