Gentamicin Ophthalmic Pet Medication
- Dog or Cat
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Gentamicin Ophthalmic used for?
Gentamicin Ophthalmic is a sterile ophthalmic antibiotic used in the treatment of conjunctivitis caused by susceptible bacteria.
- How Gentamicin Ophthalmic should be used?
Gentamicin is FDA approved for use in dogs and cats. The usual dose of gentamicin ophthalmic drops is 1-2 drops in the affected eye 2-4 times a day. The Ophthalmic ointment is applied using a ½ inch strip into the affected eye 2-4 times a day.
- What are the side effects?
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.
- What special precautions are there?
Gentamicin ophthalmic should not be used in animals allergic to it. Do not allow the tip of the ointment tube or dropper bottle to touch the eye of the animal or the hands of the owner in order to prevent contamination of the medication.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
- How should I store Gentamicin Ophthalmic?
Store this medication at room temperature away from excess heat and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.