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How much does a visit to get a Gentamicin (Ophthalmic) prescription cost?

DrHouse
Membership
Get $30 off every visit, free meds, and unlimited care support - for you and your family.
$49/visit
Only $99/year. Cancel anytime.
Free meds and delivery
We cover 300+ meds with free delivery. Check our covered meds and FAQ
Includes your family
Get discounted visits and free meds & delivery for all your family members.
On-demand care support  
Chat with our care support whenever necessary. They are here for you 24/7.
24/7 virtual visits
See a board-certified clinician within 15 minutes. No insurance needed.
Get doctor’s notes
Get a doctor’s excuse and/or clearance for your school or work if needed.
100% treatment guarantee
You can get a refund after your first visit if we are unable to provide care.
Urgent Care
Visit
One-time urgent care visit for diagnosis, treatment, Rx, and doctor’s notes.
$79/visit
24/7 virtual visits
See a board-certified clinician within 15 minutes. No insurance needed.
Get doctor’s notes
Get a doctor’s excuse and/or clearance for your school or work if needed.
100% treatment guarantee
You can request a refund after your visit if we are unable to provide care.
On-demand care support  
Chat with our care support whenever necessary. They are here for you 24/7. For 7 days
¹Having a visit does not guarantee a medication will be ordered or refilled. It is clinicians’ professional decision. It is prohibited by law to prescribe or refill controlled substances via virtual visits. ²Your provider may recommend follow-up care, including additional services that may not be included in visit price.

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Gentamicin (Ophthalmic)

Gentamicin is a type of antibiotic medication that is used to treat bacterial infections in the eye. It belongs to the aminoglycoside class of antibiotics and works by killing or slowing the growth of bacteria.

The primary purpose of Gentamicin Ophthalmic is to treat various bacterial infections that affect the eye and its surrounding structures. These infections can include conjunctivitis, blepharitis, and other types of eye infections that are caused by bacteria.

Gentamicin does not work against infections caused by viruses or fungi. It is specifically designed to target and treat bacterial infections.

Gentamicin ophthalmic is available in two forms: eye drops and ointment. This allows for direct application to the affected area, providing targeted treatment with a reduced risk of the side effects that can come with oral antibiotics. The drops or ointment are applied directly to the eye, where the medication works to kill the bacteria causing the infection.

In the United States, gentamicin is available under the following brand names:

  • Gentak
  • Genoptic
  • Gentasol
  • Garamycin Ophthalmic
  • Ocu-Mycin

Gentamicin Ophthalmic Side Effects

Common side effects associated with gentamicin may include:

  • Milt eye irritation
  • Blurred vision

More serious side effects which should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately may include:

  • Severe burning in the eyes
  • Strong stinging feeling in the eyes
  • Severe eye irritation
  • Pain, swelling, or severe discomfort in the eyes
  • Higher sensitivity to light
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle weakness

Get emergency help as soon as you have any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face, lips, or throat. 

The above lists of possible side effects associated with gentamicin are not exhaustive and other side effects may occur. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking gentamicin, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away.

How to Use Gentamicin?

Use gentamicin ophthalmic as directed by your doctor. The exact dosage and frequency of use will depend on the severity of your infection and your overall health.

It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and schedule for optimal effectiveness of the medication. Make sure to complete the full course of treatment prescribed by your doctor, even if your symptoms improve before the course is finished. This will help ensure that all bacteria are completely eradicated and reduce the risk of the infection returning.

If you are unsure about how to use the medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist for proper administration techniques.

Some general tips and guidelines for using gentamicin ophthalmic include:

For eyedrops:

  • Before touching the eye drops or your eyes, thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Ensure the dropper tip is not chipped or cracked and that it doesn’t touch anything, including your eye, to avoid contamination.
  • Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket.
  • Hold the dropper above the eye, look up, and gently squeeze out the prescribed number of drops into the lower eyelid pocket.
  • Close your eyes for two or three minutes. Gently press on the inner corner of your eye (near the nose) for about a minute to prevent the drop from draining into your tear duct.
  • If any drops spill onto your skin, wipe them away with a clean tissue. Avoid rubbing your eyes.
  • Put the cap back on the dropper bottle and tighten it.

For eye ointment:

  • Clean your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Ensure the tip of the tube is clean and not damaged.
  • Just like with the drops, tilt your head back and pull down your lower eyelid.
  • Squeeze a small strip of ointment (about 1/4 inch or 6 millimeters) into the lower eyelid. Be careful not to let the tube touch your eye or eyelashes.
  • Gently close your eyes and roll your eyeballs in all directions to spread the ointment evenly.
  • Use a clean tissue to wipe any excess ointment from around your eye.
  • Securely replace the cap on the ointment tube.

General tips:

  • Always follow your doctor’s instructions regarding dosage and duration of use.
  • Do not touch the dropper tip or ointment tube tip to any surface, including your eye.
  • If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor if you should remove them before application and wait for a specific time before reinserting them.
  • Never share your eye drops or ointment with anyone else.
  • Store the medication as directed, usually away from light and moisture, and do not freeze.

 

For more detailed information about gentamicin, you can refer to the following sources:

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Frequently asked questions

  • No, you can’t get gentamicin over-the-counter (OTC). Gentamicin is a prescription antibiotic, so it can only be obtained with a doctor’s prescription.

  • Yes, you can get a gentamicin prescription online with DrHouse. DrHouse offers a telehealth service, where you can have a virtual consultation with a doctor and get an online prescription without having to leave your home. Our doctors will assess your case and decide if gentamicin is the right treatment for you.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current RX is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns.
    • If deemed appropriate, the physician will write you a prescription for gentamicin or another medication that best addresses your condition.
    • The prescription will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where the physician will ask you questions about your symptoms, medical history, and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that the physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once the physician has assessed your needs, they will determine whether a prescription for gentamicin is appropriate for you. If so, they will write the prescription and send it electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.

  • DrHouse works on an on-demand basis, which means that our doctors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that you can get an online prescription for gentamicin at any time, no matter where you are or what time it is.

    Our wait times range between 10 and 15 minutes so that you can have your prescription in hand quickly and easily.

  • Yes, it is safe to get an online prescription for gentamicin from DrHouse. Our physicians are all licensed and experienced healthcare professionals who follow strict guidelines when prescribing medication.

    Additionally, our telehealth platform is secure and HIPAA compliant, ensuring the confidentiality of your personal and medical information.

  • Yes, it is legal for a licensed healthcare provider to prescribe medication online. DrHouse follows all laws and regulations regarding prescribing medicine and maintains strict standards to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients.

    Every medical professional you interact with is a U.S. licensed physician (MD or DO) who can prescribe medicine and treat patients in your state.