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Gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic ointment is indicated in the topical treatment of ocular bacterial infections including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, blepharitis, blepharonconjunctivitis, 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
Apply a small amount (approximately 1/2 inch ribbon) of ointment to the affected eye(s) two or three times a day.
GENTAK® Gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic ointment USP, 0.3% is supplied in
3.5 g tube, box of one.
Store at 2° to 30°C (36° to 86°F).
Manufactured by: Akorn, Inc., Lake Forest, IL 60045. Rev. 09/08.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/25/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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