Gentasol Side Effects

Generic Name: gentamicin ophthalmic

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of gentamicin ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Gentasol.

Not all side effects for Gentasol may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to gentamicin ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by gentamicin ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Gentasol). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking gentamicin ophthalmic:

Less common
  • Itching, redness, swelling, or other sign of irritation not present before use of this medicine
  • redness of eye, eyelid, or inner lining of eyelid
Rare
  • Black, tarry stools; blood in urine or stools; or unusual bleeding or swelling
  • blurred vision, eye pain, sensitivity to light, and/or tearing
  • seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  • hallucinations

Some of the side effects that can occur with gentamicin ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Less common
  • Burning or stinging

After application, eye ointments usually cause your vision to blur for a few minutes.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to gentamicin ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included burning and irritation upon administration, nonspecific conjunctivitis, conjunctival hyperemia, and conjunctival epithelial defects.

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects have rarely included thrombocytopenic purpura.

Psychiatric

Psychiatric side effects have rarely included hallucinations.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity reactions have been reported.

Other

Other side effects have included the development of fungal and bacterial corneal ulcers during therapy.

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