gentamicin ophthalmic (cont.)
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Who should not use gentamicin ophthalmic (Garamycin Ophthalmic, Gentak, Gentasol, Ocu-Mycin)?
Do not use gentamicin ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only.
It is not known whether gentamicin ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Do not use gentamicin ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is also not known whether gentamicin ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use gentamicin ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use gentamicin ophthalmic (Garamycin Ophthalmic, Gentak, Gentasol, Ocu-Mycin)?
Use gentamicin ophthalmic eyedrops or ointment exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Wash your hands before using the eyedrops or ointment.
To apply the eyedrops:
To apply the ointment:
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.
Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it.
Store gentamicin ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly capped.
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