Brand Names : Garamycin, Genoptic Liquifilm, Genoptic S.O.P., Gentacidin, Gentafair, Gentak, Ocu-Mycin, Spectro-Genta, Alcomicin, gentamycin
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine,
the risks of using the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do.
This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For ophthalmic gentamicin,
the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to this medicine or to any related antibiotic, such as amikacin
(e.g., Amikin), gentamicin by injection (e.g., Garamycin), kanamycin (e.g.,
Kantrex), neomycin (e.g., Mycifradin), netilmicin (e.g., Netromycin), streptomycin,
or tobramycin (e.g., Nebcin). Also tell your health care professional if you
are allergic to any other substances, such as preservatives.
Pregnancy - Gentamicin ophthalmic preparations have not been
shown to cause birth defects or other problems in humans.
Breast-feeding - Gentamicin ophthalmic preparations have not been
reported to cause problems in nursing babies.
Children - There is no specific information comparing use of
this medicine in babies up to one month of age with use in other age groups.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects
or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use
of this medicine in the elderly with use in other age groups.