Ocu-Mycin Side Effects

Generic Name: gentamicin ophthalmic

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug gentamicin ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Ocu-Mycin.

It is possible that some side effects of Ocu-Mycin may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to gentamicin ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution

As well as its needed effects, gentamicin ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Ocu-Mycin) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking gentamicin ophthalmic, check with your doctor immediately:

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 gentamicin ophthalmic side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

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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