GENTAMICIN is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial eye infections.
This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye gently to spread the drops. Your vision may blur for a few minutes. It is important to use this medicine for the full course of treatment, even if you think your condition is better. Do not stop using except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -burning, stinging or irritation -difficulty hearing or ringing in the ears -dizziness -increased thirst -loss of balance -muscle weakness -nausea -pain or difficulty passing urine Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -blurred vision (usually temporary).