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Gentak Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Garamycin Ophthalmic, Gentak, Gentasol, Ocu-Mycin
Generic Name: gentamicin ophthalmic (Pronunciation: JEN ta MYE sin off THAL mik)
- What is gentamicin ophthalmic (Gentak)?
- What are the possible side effects of gentamicin ophthalmic (Gentak)?
- What is the most important information I should know about gentamicin ophthalmic (Gentak)?
- Who should not use gentamicin ophthalmic (Gentak)?
- How should I use gentamicin ophthalmic (Gentak)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Gentak)?
- What happens if I overdose (Gentak)?
- What should I avoid while using gentamicin ophthalmic (Gentak)?
- What other drugs will affect gentamicin ophthalmic (Gentak)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is gentamicin ophthalmic (Gentak)?
Gentamicin ophthalmic is an antibiotic.
Gentamicin ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.
Gentamicin ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Gentamicin 0.3% Ophth-AKO
Gentamicin 0.3% Ophth-BAU1
What are the possible side effects of gentamicin ophthalmic (Gentak)?
Serious side effects are not expected to occur during treatment with this medication.
Commonly, some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Gentak (gentamican sulfate ophthalmic ointment) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about gentamicin ophthalmic (Gentak)?
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.
Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear ducts.
Additional Gentak Information
- Gentak Drug Interactions Center: gentamicin opht
- Gentak Side Effects Center
- Gentak Overview including Precautions
- Gentak FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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