Gentamicin Sulfate Solution

Gentamicin Sulfate Solution

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GENTAMICIN SULFATE OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION, USP is not for injection. It should never be injected subconjunctivally, nor should it be directly introduced into the anterior chamber of the eye.

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GENTAMICIN SULFATE OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION, USP is indicated in the topical treatment of ocular bacterial infections including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis, acute meibomianitis, and dacryocystitis, caused by susceptible strains of the following microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Serratia marcescens.


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GENTAMICIN SULFATE OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION, USP is a sterile, topical anti-infective agent for ophthalmic use. The active ingredient, gentamicin sulfate, is a water-soluble antibiotic of the aminoglycoside group.

Gentamicin is obtained from cultures of Micromonospora purpurea. It is a mixture of the sulfate salts of gentamicin C1, C2, and C1A. All three components appear to have similar antimicrobial activities. Gentamicin sulfate occurs as a white to buff powder and is soluble in water but insoluble in alcohol. The structural formula is as follows:

Chemical Structure

Each mL contains: Active: gentamicin sulfate equivalent to 3 mg (0.3%) gentamicin base. Preservative: benzalkonium chloride. Inactives: edetate disodium; polyvinyl alcohol 1.4%; purified water; sodium chloride; sodium phosphate, dibasic; and hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide to adjust the pH. The solution is an aqueous, buffered solution with a shelf life pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.

Gentamicin Sulfate Solution Manufacturers

  • Rebel Distributors Corp
    Gentamicin Sulfate Solution [Rebel Distributors Corp]
  • Sparhawk Laboratories, Inc.
    Gentamicin Sulfate Solution [Sparhawk Laboratories, Inc.]
  • Aspen Veterinary Resources, Ltd.
    Gentamicin Sulfate Solution [Aspen Veterinary Resources, Ltd.]
  • Sandoz Inc
    Gentamicin Sulfate Solution [Sandoz Inc]

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