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Gentamicin ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Gentamicin ophthalmic is also known as: Garamycin Ophthalmic, Genoptic, Gentacidin, Gentak, Gentasol, Ocu-Mycin

Medically reviewed on December 15, 2017

Gentamicin ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Gentamicin ophthalmic has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Gentamicin has depressed body weight, kidney weight and median glomerular counts in newborn rats born to mothers who received about 500 times the maximum human ophthalmic dose. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Gentamicin ophthalmic is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Gentamicin ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of gentamicin ophthalmic into human milk. Systemically administered gentamicin is excreted into milk in detectable amounts. Gentamicin is considered compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Garamycin (gentamicin ophthalmic)." Schering Corporation, Kenilworth, NJ.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Garamycin (gentamicin ophthalmic)." Schering Corporation, Kenilworth, NJ.

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