What is Gentamicin Ophthalmic Solution?
Who is it for?
What are the benefits?
Treats bacterial conjunctivitis (infection of the lining of the eye lids). Also may be prescribed for the management of other primary or secondary infections of the eye caused by susceptible bacteria. Contains the broad -spectrum antibiotic gentamicin to fight bacterial infections of the eye. Solution is buffered to be easy on the eyes.
How does Gentamicin Ophthalmic Solution work?
Is there a generic equivalent available?
How is it given?
If discharge is present, the area should be cleansed with a sterile eyewash solution prior to applying the solution. When applying, place one hand under and around your pet's chin and lift upward, so the pet's eyes are looking towards the ceiling. Pull down gently on the lower lid with a finger or thumb, depending upon which eye you are treating. Rest your other hand on top of the pet's head. Be sure the tip of the tube is pointed away from your pet's eye so if your pet jerks, the tube tip will not injure the eye.
Squeeze the drops into the corner of the eye, taking care not to touch the dropper to the eye surface. Continue to hold the head back for a moment while the drops disperse over the whole eye surface. Never touch the tip of the tube or dropper to the pet's eye, lids, or eyelashes. Do not touch the inside of the cap or the dropper or tube tip with your fingers, as this will also contaminate the medication.
Always wash your hands before and after applying this medication. If you are applying more than one medication to the eye, allow 5 minutes between applications so one medication is not washed out by the next. Be sure not to interchange the caps of the medications.
What results can I expect?
What form(s) does it come in?
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