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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
My cat was prescribed Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution for his eyes. Can you suggest any alternative medicine that can buy over the counter?
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: 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
Maybe...: Check with your surgeon to see if this is a good idea. ...Read more
No: Yes to the opcon-a, but no to the gentamicin. ...Read more
Not my favorite drop: Use it for a full week as directed. Do not stop when eye appears better. ...Read more
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
Garamycin (gentamicin) injections comes 80mg/2cc. If the order is 35mg. How many milliliters must be given?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Depends: Really depends on the type of infection, how sick you are, and what the bug is. ...Read more
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