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.
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|About Gentamicin Drops|
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.
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 must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines, in particular:
When used in the eyes, Gentamicin drops can cause blurred vision. You must not drive or operate machinery if this happens.
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.
Gentamicin 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: gentamicin
How do you get rid of an eye infection fast?
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.
How quickly does Gentamicin work?
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.
Can I buy Gentamicin over the counter?
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.
Is Gentamicin an antibiotic?
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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