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Published: 12/2019

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% "NITTO"
 Active ingredient:
Gentamicin sulfate
 Dosage form:
limpid, faint yellow ophthalmic solution, 5 mL, (cap) blue-green, (label) white, (bottle) clear
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is an aminoglycoside antibiotic that shows bactericidal action on bacteria causing eye infections by inhibiting protein synthesis of bacteria.
It is usually used to treat blepharitis, dacryocystitis, hordeolum, conjunctivitis and keratitis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines. If you use contact lenses.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply 1 to 2 drops at a time in 3 to 4 divided doses a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Apply this medicine as the following procedure. Before using, wash your hands. Tilt your head back, pull down your lower eyelids and apply with your eyes wide open. Do not let the dropper tip touch your eyes or eyelashes. After applying, close your eyes for 1 to 5 minutes without blinking, pressing the inner corner of your eyes and then open your eyes. (If you need to use other eye drops at the same time, wait for more than 5 minutes.)
  • If you miss a dose, apply the missed dose when you remember and resume your regular dosing schedule. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should not apply two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally apply more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop applying this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include allergic conjunctivitis, allergic blepharitis and contact dermatitis. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store at a room temperature (1 to 30 degrees Celsius) away from direct sunlight.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Consult with your pharmacy or medical institution about how to discard them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.