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GENTAMICIN EYE/EAR DROPS 0.3% W/V
Treatment of infections of the external structures of the eye and its adnexa caused by susceptible bacteria. Such infections include conjunctivitis, keratitis, kerato-conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, blepharitis and blepharo-conjunctivitis, acute meibomianitis, episcleritis and dacryocystitis. It may be used for the prevention of ocular infection after: removal of a foreign body, burns or lacerations of the conjunctiva; damage from chemical or physical agents and after ocular surgery.
Also indicated for the treatment of otitis externa.
Each ml contains:
Gentamicin Sulfate BP equivalent to
Gentamicin … 0.3% w/v
Benzalkonium Chloride BP … 0.01% w/v
Sterile Aqueous Base … Q.s
Method of administration: Eye/Ear drops
Eyes: Instill 1-2 drops into the affected eye up to six times a day, or more frequently if required. (severe infections may require 1 or 2 drops every fifteen to twenty minutes initially, reducing the frequency of instillation gradually as the infection is controlled).
Ears: The area should be cleansed and 2-3 drops instilled in the affected ear 3-4 times a day and at night or more frequently if required.
Gentamicin may cause ototoxicity (vestibular damage; irreversible partial or total deafness) when given systemically or when applied topically to open wounds or damaged skin. This effect is dose-related and is enhanced by renal and/or hepatic impairment and is more likely in the elderly.
Gentamicin Eye/Ear drop is available in 10 ml white HDPE dropper bottle with nozzle & ring cap.