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Gentamicin Sterile Ophthalmic Solution is indicated in the topical treatment of ocular bacterial infections, including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis, acute meibomianitis, and dacryocystitis caused by susceptible strains of the following microorganisms:
Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Serratia marcescens.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Gentamicin Sterile Ophthalmic Solution: Instill one or two drops into the affected eye every 4 hours. In severe infections, dosage may be increased to as much as two drops once every hour.
GENOPTIC® (gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution, USP) 0.3% is supplied sterile in white opaque LDPE plastic bottles and tips with white high impact polystyrene (HIPS) caps as follows:
1 mL in 5 mL bottle--NDC 11980-117-01
Note: Store at or below 25°C (77°F). Avoid exposure to excessive heat (104°F/40°C or above).
Store Genoptic (gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic) Sterile Ophthalmic Solution between 2° and 30° C (36° and 86° F).
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/28/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Genoptic Information
- Genoptic Drug Interactions Center: gentamicin opht
- Genoptic Side Effects Center
- Genoptic Overview including Precautions
- Genoptic FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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