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What is gentamicin sulfate ointment typically prescribed for?

What is gentamicin sulfate ointment typically prescribed for?

Gentamycin: This is an inexpensive topical skin antibiotic that is used to kill local skin infections. It might especially be used for a bacterial called pseudomonas. Antibiotic pills are often better. If used for staph bacteria, a cream called Mupirocin is a better alternative for many patients. ...Read more

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How long do I wait for a chalazion to go away? I'm using prescribed gentamicin sulfate opthalmic solution, and have been doing so for about five days

How long do I wait for a chalazion to go away? I'm using prescribed gentamicin sulfate opthalmic solution, and have been doing so for about five days

That won't work: Gentamicin is an antibiotic. A chalazion is a blocked gland and not an infection. The treatment is warm compresses as often as possible and if that doesn't work (it almost always does) surgery. ...Read more

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It it normal for my eye to still be swollen, red, and having discharge after taking the prescribed eye drops (gentamicin sulfate) for 5/7 days?

It it normal for my eye to still be swollen, red, and having discharge after taking the prescribed eye drops (gentamicin sulfate) for 5/7 days?

No, go back to MD: By 3 to 5 days if the Bacteria are susceptible you should be improving! Less redness, swelling and discharge!
If Antibiotic Drops are not working! Go back to MD and if possible have discharge cultured and antibiotic changed! ...Read more

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Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP be used for a stye?

Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP be used for a stye?

No,: A stye is not an infection. It is a plugged oil gland in the eye lid. Gentamicin is an antibiotic and will do nothing to treat it. Use warm compresses for 5 minutes frequently during the day instead. ...Read more

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Is gentamicin sulfate cream effective for cold sores?

Is gentamicin sulfate cream effective for cold sores?

No: Gentamicin is an antibiotic. It is only effective against certain types of bacteria. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex 1 virus. Therefore, an antiviral type of medication is required ie Denavir cream or Valtrex (valacyclovir) tablets. Both require a prescription from your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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Which one is better to prevent secondary infection, while recovering from HSV in the eye. Gentamicin Sulfate or Ciprofloxacin HCL?

Which one is better to prevent secondary infection, while recovering from HSV in the eye. Gentamicin Sulfate or Ciprofloxacin HCL?

Either drop is good: Both Gentimycin and Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxicin are pretty good antibiotics against the common bapathogens around the eye that cause secondary infections. Gentimycin is a little more toxic to the cornea than the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) but probably has fewer resistant bacteria because we don't use it much anymore. I still use gentimycin after all routine cataract surgeries and after 25 years and over 20, 000 ops - no infections ...Read more

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Is garamycin (gentamicin) used for pink eye?

Is garamycin (gentamicin) used for pink eye?

Sometimes: Most pink eye is viral and garamycin (gentamicin), (gentamicin) a good anti bacterial, will have no positive effect. Sometimes it can be bacterial and garamycin (gentamicin) can be helpful. ...Read more

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Garamycin (gentamicin) injections comes 80mg/2cc. If the order is 35mg. How many milliliters must be given?

Garamycin (gentamicin) injections comes 80mg/2cc. If the order is 35mg. How many milliliters must be given?

Gentamicin Dose: The correct volume to draw up in the syringe is
0.875 ml. Be sure that you have a syringe that is calibrated in units small enough where you can accurately measure the correct dose. Your pharmacist should be able to help you purchase the best syringe for this dose. ...Read more

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Is taking garamycin (gentamicin) for pinkeye if its not viral harmful?

Is taking garamycin (gentamicin) for pinkeye if its not viral harmful?

Probably not: My main problem with this is that it does have a significant allergic profile in many patients where the actually worsen ; start using more because they think the "infection" is getting worse when actually it is a reaction to meds. ...Read more

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Help docs, is garamycin (gentamicin) suitable for healing tattoos?

Help docs, is garamycin (gentamicin) suitable for healing tattoos?

Gentamicin: This aminoglycoside antibiotic will not heal tattoos. If you are asking if it can be used topically to treat a skin infection due to the tattoo the answer is possibly, depending upon the organism being treated and its sensitivity to gentamycin (Garamycin). ...Read more

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I've been using a cream combo of lidex, lotrimin, & garamycin (gentamicin). Ok?

I've been using a cream combo of lidex, lotrimin, & garamycin (gentamicin). Ok?

No: What is being treate. This combo is trying to treat fungus, inflammation and infection with bacteroa at same time. Problem should should be properly diagnosed and treated with appropriate agent. ...Read more

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Can garamycin (gentamicin) cause a stomach virus?

Can garamycin (gentamicin) cause a stomach virus?

No, likely upset: Garamycin (gentamicin) is gentamycin an antibiotic which may cause, nausea, upset stomach and possibly diarrhea, similar symptoms as a viral abdominal infection (gastroenteritis). These symptoms may subside after few days, and should be discussed with your provider if continued. ...Read more

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If a toddler has pink eye can one apply garamycin (gentamicin) for his treatment?

If a toddler has pink eye can one apply garamycin (gentamicin) for his treatment?

Yes.: Garamycin (gentamicin) is an acceptable front-line treatment for "pink eye" (conjunctivitis); however, as there is a lot of emerging resistance to some of these types of eye drops/ointments, if your toddler is not getting better after a couple of days, time to see your pediatrician for diagnosis and switch to more broad spectrum eye drops. ...Read more

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How long will it take garamycin (gentamicin) ophtmalic drops for an eye infection?

How long will it take garamycin (gentamicin) ophtmalic drops for an eye infection?

Depends: If your eye is infected with a susceptible bacterium, then the response will be rapid and you should notice improvent in 2-4 days. If you have the far more common viral infection, then the garamycin (gentamicin) will be irrelevant and the virus will run its usual course of 3-10 days. ...Read more

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How long will it take for garamycin (gentamicin) ophtmalic drops to clear up an eye infection?

A week or less: Garamycin (gentamicin) is not used much by ophthalmologists any longer for "pinkeye", or conjunctivitis. Nevertheless, it is a reasonable choice for straightforward bacterial conjunctivitis. If the signs of infection, i.e. Redness, tearing, discharge, matted eyelid, etc. Are not resolved within a week the affected person should see an ophthalmologist as a stronger medication may be required. ...Read more

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What if I get gentamicin ointment in the eye?

What if I get gentamicin ointment in the eye?

Probably nothing: Gentamicin is formulated for use in the eye in certain products. If you got ointment for the skin, into your eye, it should not cause any harm. Wash out the eye and don't worry. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was prescribed gentamicin 0.3% by an urgent care doctor on sunday. Today, the eye doctor prescribed vigamox 0.5% and didn't say whether to continue gentamicin. What should I do?

My boyfriend was prescribed gentamicin 0.3% by an urgent care doctor on sunday. Today, the eye doctor prescribed vigamox 0.5% and didn't say whether to continue gentamicin. What should I do?

Not sure: I would tend to believe that you are to discontinue your gentamicin drops. The vigamox is quite broad spectrum, and the gentamicin is primarily used for gram negative infections. Unless there was a culture taken from your ocular secretions dictating what/which antibiotic to use, i'd say the doctor decided to change your treatment to more broad spectrum coverage and much less irritating. ...Read more

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Can a four month old baby use gentamycin and dexamethasone eye drops for his itchy eyes prescribed by an opthalmo;ogist?

Can a four month old baby use gentamycin and dexamethasone eye drops for his itchy eyes prescribed by an opthalmo;ogist?

Yes: If an ophthalmologist has examined the baby & found it appropriate to use it is a good medication. I defer use of the eye drop combinations using Dexamethasone to the ophthalmologists because they have the additional training & equipment to spot issues where use would not be wise. ...Read more

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Can I use gentamicin for a stye?

Can I use gentamicin for a stye?

Stye: Gentamycin would not be my choice for a stye. Good lid hygiene and warm compresses would be a good start. See your ophthalmologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Gentamicin side effect on kidney?

Gentamicin side effect on kidney?

Yes: More than 10% of people who receive gentamicin will suffer some effect on the kidney which can lead to a decrease in kidney function which is usually fully reversible if the gentamicin is discontinued early enough. ...Read more

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When is it necessary to take ampicillin or gentamicin instead of amoxicillin?

When is it necessary to take ampicillin or gentamicin instead of amoxicillin?

Depends: Really depends on the type of infection, how sick you are, and what the bug is. ...Read more

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What is effect of gentamicin eye drops on kidneys?

What is effect of gentamicin eye drops on kidneys?

Little to none: Though eye drops do get absorbed into the circulation, I can't imagine that a high enough concentration of gentamicin got into your bloodstream to damage your kidneys. If you are concerned, blood testing can assess your kidney function. ...Read more

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