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Garamycin Eye Drops

Garamycin is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside eye drops antibiotic. Garamycin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, but may cause ear and kidney damage.
Garamycin Indications

Garamycin is indicated to the eye for treatment of infections such as conjunctivitis and serious infections caused by susceptible strains of the following microorganisms:
- Staphylococcus species (coagulase-positive and coagulase-negative);
- Proteus species (indole-positive and indole-negative);
- P.aeruginosa;
- Klebsiella-Enterobactor-Serratia species;
- E.coli;
- Citrobacter species;

Garamycin is useful primarily in infections involving aerobic, Gram-negative bacteria, such as
- Acinetobacter;
- Enterobacter;
- Pseudomonas; Garamycin is mostly ineffective against anaerobic bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Garamycin Dosage

Garamycin Ophthalmic Ointment

Apply a thin strip--about one-third inch--of ointment to the affected eye 2 - 3 times a day.

Garamycin Ophthalmic Solution

Put 1 or 2 drops into the affected eye every 4 hours.
Garamycin Side Effects

Serious side effects are:

Occasional burning or stinging in the eye may occur with use of the ointment.
Occasional eye irritation--with itching, redness and swelling.
Garamycin Brand Names

Other Garamycin synonyms:
- U-gencin;
- Spectro-Genta;
- Ocu-Mycin;
- Jenamicin;
- G-Myticin;
- G-Mycin;
- Gentamcin Sulfate;
- Gentamar;
- Gentak;
- Gentafair;
- Gentacidin;
- Genoptic SOP;
- Genoptic Liquifilm;
- Garamycin Otic Solution;
- Bristagen;
- Apogen;
- Alcomicin;
Garamycin Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Garamycin is a contraindication to its use.