Gentamicin Eye Drop

Al-Tinez Visions Limited
9, Olowogbowo Str off Obokun Str by Coker Rd, Ilupeju, Lagos
Tel: 01-7418609, 08296588658, 0708900917

Brand Name

Gentamicin Eye Drop


Alpa Laboratories Ltd. 33/2, A.B. Road, Pigdamber-453 446. India.

Therapeutic Class

Anti-infectives, Eye/Ear

Dosage Form, Composition & NAFDAC Registration Number (NRN)

Drop(NRN:A4-0909): Each mL contains: Gentamicin Sulphate BP equivalent to Gentamicin 3000 I.U, Benzalkonium Chloride BP (as preservative) 0.01% w/v, Aqueous Buffered Vehicle q.s.

Pack size: 10 mL



Gentamicin belongs to the group of medicines known as antibacterials, anti-infectives and specifically aminoglycosides. Gentamicin eye drops treat superficial eye infections.


The treatment of superficial infections of the conjunctiva, cornea, eyelids, tear ducts and skin adjacent to the eye. Such infections include conjunctivitis, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, episcleritis, dacryocystitis, corneal ulcers, and infected eye sockets.

Also for the prevention of ocular infection if injury makes the eye or adjacent area vulnerable to infections: after removal of foreign bodies; after burns or laceration of the lids or conjunctivae; or after damage from chemical or physical agents; and before and after eye surgery.


Sensitivity to any of the components in the preparations.

As with all ophthalmic preparations containing benzalkonium chloride, patients are advised not to wear soft contact lenses during treatment with gentamicin ophthalmic preparations.


Use of topical antibiotics occasionally allows overgrowth of nonsusceptible microorganisms such as fungi. If this occurs, or if irritation or sensitization to any of the components of this preparation develops, treatment with it should be discontinued and appropriate therapy initiated.

Pregnancy and Lactation:

The safety during pregnancy has not been established. Since it is not known whether components of gentamicin ophthalmic/otic solution are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when administered to a nursing woman.

Children: Safety and infectiveness in children below the age of 6 years have not been established.


• Do not wear soft contact lenses while you are being treated with Gentamicin eye drops.

• If you are using any other eye drops or eye ointments, leave at least five minutes between applying each preparation.

• When the eye appears normal again, there may still be some bacteria present.

It is important to continue using Gentamicin Drops for a further 48 hours after the eye appears normal, to ensure that all of the bacteria have been killed.

Strict attention to hygiene and cleanliness is important to prevent the infection spreading to other people.


Do not use any other eye products without consulting your prescriber or health care professional.

Check before stopping or starting any of your medicines or non-prescription products.

Adverse Effects

These are possible serious side effects with gentamicin commonest of which are Burning, stinging or irritation.

Other serious side effects are rare from the use of eye products; they include:

  • Difficulty in hearing
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea
  • Pain or difficulty in passing urine
  • Blurred vision (usually temporary).

Dosage & Administration

Instill 2 drops into the conjunctival sac of the affected eye 3 or 4 times daily.

Dosage may be increased in severe infections and reduced at the end of treatment.

In the infections that may develop intermittently in the immature tear ducts of children (dacryocystitis), hot compresses and massage of the area over the tear duct may be useful as adjuncts to the solution.


Symptoms: A single overdose of gentamicin would not be expected to produce symptoms.

Treatment: Although a single overdose is not expected to require treatment, gentamicin can be removed from he blood by hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.


If you miss a dose, use it as soon as can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

Storage/Handling Recommendations

Store in a cool and dark place.

Keep all medicines out or reach of children.

SHELF LIFE: 36 months.

Review Date

2016-05-11 04:16:32