Gentamicin Drops 0.3%

Buy Gentamicin Eye/Ear Drops for travel

Gentamicin eye/ear drops are included in our specialist travel packs to treat bacterial infections of the eye and ear. They are not intended for long term use and you should always get medical advice if your infection does not clear up. Travel packs contain 10mls Gentamicin 0.3% w/v. Gentamicin Drops are currently out of stock.

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  • Antibiotic in aqueous solution to be used as drops
  • Solution contains gentamicin sulphate 0.3% w/v
  • Used to treat bacterial infections of the eye and ear
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Description

Gentamicin is a sterile, preserved, aqueous solution used as eye/ear drops. The active ingredient in Gentamicin eye/ear drops is the antibiotic gentamicin sulphate. It is used to kill bacteria which cause infection. It is used for the management of infection in injured eyes and ears. Special precautions are advised if you are a contact lens wearer, to avoid discoloration of lenses, when using Gentamicin to treat eye infections.

Suitability

Do not use Gentamicin if you are allergic to Gentamicin or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet. Gentamicin is also not suitable if:

  • you have or suspect you have a burst ear drum, if you are being treated for a problem with your ear
  • you suffer from myasthenia gravis, a disease causing muscle weakness
Important Interactions

You must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines, in particular:

  • cephalosporins antibiotics, amphotericin, cisplatin or ciclosporin - may increase the risk of kidney damage
  • diuretic medicines - may increase the risk of ear damage
  • curare-type muscle relaxants

When used in the eyes, Gentamicin drops can cause blurred vision. You must not drive or operate machinery if this happens.

Side Effects
  • ear damage - difficulty in keeping your balance or hearing loss
  • kidney problems - passing less water than usual or signs of blood in urine
  • local sensitivity in the eye, transient eye irritation, blurred vision, burning or stinging sensation, itching
  • local sensitivity in the ear, burning or stinging sensation, itching, skin inflammation
Please Note

All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.

Looking after your medicine

Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.

References Gentamicin 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: gentamicin

If you pick up a bacterial eye infection whilst travelling, it is very useful to have Gentamicin eye drops on standby to help clear up infections fast. Gentamicin is a type of antibiotic in solution form and can be used to treat bacterial infections of the eye and ear.

Gentamicin eye/ear drops should start to work straight away, but it can take a few days for the infection to clear. You must always take the whole course recommended by your doctor, otherwise the infection may come back, even after your symptoms have gone away.

Gentamicin 0.3% w/v is a prescription only antibiotic and is therefore not available over the counter. It is a solution used in drop form for bacterial infections of the eyes and ears.

Yes, Gentamicin belongs to a group of antibiotics called aminoglycosides. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which means it can be used to treat many different types of bacterial infections. In drop form (solution) it is used for bacterial infections in eyes and ears.

Last Reviewed  12/05/2020   Authored  07/03/2011

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