What is Gentocin Durafilm used for?
GENTOCIN DURAFILM Ophthalmic Solution is indicated for the treatment of external eye infections and inflammation in dogs. Clinical reports indicate it is useful for the management of some cases of pigmentary keratitis and pannus.
What is Gentocin used for in dogs?
What is gentamicin? Gentamicin (brand names: Gentocin®, Genoptic®, Gentak®) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial ear infections. Its use in cats and dogs to treat bacterial infections in the ears is sometimes ‘off label’ or ‘extra label’.
Can you use gentamicin eye drops on dogs?
Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution is a prescription medicine for veterinary use in dogs, cats, and horses. Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution is available as 0.3% sterile eye drops. Do not touch the dropper opening to any surface, including eyes and hands.
How many drops of gentamicin can I give my dog?
Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution is indicated for topical treatment of conjunctivitis caused by susceptible bacteria in dogs and cats. DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution-1 or 2 drops instilled into the conjunctival sac 2 to 4 times a day.
Can humans use Gentocin Durafilm?
GENTOCIN DURAFILM Ophthalmic Solution is contraindicated in ocular conditions where there is deep ulceration without vascularization and in conditions of viral origin before healing has commenced. WARNINGS Not for human use. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.
Is gentamicin an antibiotic?
Gentamicin belongs to the class of medicines known as aminoglycoside antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth.
Is Gentocin Durafilm safe for cats?
Veterinarians prescribe sterile Gentocin Durafilm for dogs and cats because it works quickly and effectively on a range of bacteria.
What are side effects of gentamicin?
- Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain.
- back pain.
- black, tarry stools.
- blood in the urine.
- blurred or double vision.
- burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations.
- change in frequency of urination or amount of urine.
How do you treat conjunctivitis in dogs?
How is conjunctivitis treated? Treatment is directed at the specific cause and may include both topical and oral medications. Topical gentamicin, tobramycin, chloramphenicol, oxytetracycline, ciprofloxacin or triple-antibiotic ophthalmic ointments and solutions are commonly prescribed.
What causes cloudy eyes in dogs?
The most common causes of cloudy eyes in senior dogs are nuclear sclerosis and cataracts. However, there are some other conditions that can also create a cloudy appearance in your dog’s eyes that require immediate veterinary attention.
Is gentamicin toxic to dogs?
Gentamicin and other aminoglycosides can cause loss of hearing (ototoxicity) in animals or loss of balance (vestibulotoxicity). High doses can cause muscle paralysis.