If your dog or cat has conjunctivitis, keratitis, blepharitis or another bacterial eye infection, your pet's veterinarian may prescribe Gentamicin Ophthalmic Solution to treat the infection and give your pet relief.
Gentamicin, the active ingredient in these eye drops, is an aminoglycoside antibiotic, which inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause infection. Veterinarians prescribe sterile Gentamicin Ophthalmic Solution for dogs and cats because it works quickly and effectively on a range of bacteria. The dropper top bottle on Gentamicin Ophthalmic Solution makes it easy to apply the drops, but be sure not to touch the tip to any part of the eye. Gentamicin Ophthalmic is also available in an ointment. To learn what pet parents think about Gentamicin Ophthalmic Solution, click the “Reviews” tab above.
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Resistance is a major concern when giving antibiotics. Resistance occurs when bacteria survive and mutate and are then able to survive even after antibiotics are given. To help avoid any resistance, it is important to give antibiotics as they are prescribed for as long as they are prescribed even if your pet is looking and feeling better.
You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Gentamicin Ophthalmic Solution for Pets by following the link below:
If you have questions or concerns about Gentamicin Ophthalmic Solution, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.
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