Gentocin Duraflim® is an eye antibiotic for dogs, cats and other animals. This eye ointment for pets is useful for treating inflammation of the eye in animals caused by allergies, bacterial infections, or irritation from foreign objects in the eye. This medication is also useful in treating inflammation on the inside of the eye. It may be used alone or with combinations of antibiotics when necessary.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Corticosteroids are contraindicated in initial treatment of corneal ulcers. The antibiotic sensitivity of the infective organism in bacterial conjunctivitis should be determined prior to the use of this preparation. Cushing's syndrome in dogs has been reported in association with prolonged or repeated steroid therapy. A transient stinging sensation, usually expressed as some form of resentment by the animal, following topical application of the drug, has been noted in a small number of cases. Usually this does not require discontinuance of therapy. See package insert for full safety information. For additional information, please see the product label.
Disposal of Unused Prescription Medications
- Return unwanted or unused medications to Revival Animal Health in person, or visit www.disposemymeds.org to find a pharmacy near you.
- A secondary method of drug disposal is to remove the unwanted medication from any wrappers or containers and place it in a plastic bag with moist coffee grounds or cat litter. This can be disposed of in the regular garbage collection.
- Please do NOT dispose of unwanted meds down the drain or toilet, as this may eventually find its way into the human water supply.
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Disposal of Medical Sharps
- When you're finished with the syringe and needle, do not try to recap, remove, bend or break the needle. This is where most injuries occur.
- Dispose the syringe and needle immediately in a nearby sharps container. All sharps must be deposited in a puncture-proof container. Make sure your storage location is child and animal proof.
- As with all product handling, make sure you wash your hands after handling medical sharps.
Disposal of Sharps Container
- When your sharps container is half-full, sift dry Portland Cement throughout the sharps. Fill the container with water, and rotate until the cement is mixed and the sharps have been distributed throughout the cement mixture. Let cement dry for 24 hours.
- Seal the lid of the container tightly and use duct tape to seal. Label the container "Livestock Sharps" to properly identify the contents.
- Dispose of the containers in accordance with your state's regulations.
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Side Effects: Side effects that usually are not serious include mild burning, stinging, irritation, or redness of the eyes and drooping of the eyelid.
Side effects that may be serious or indicate a serious problem include difficulty breathing or swelling of the throat, which can indicate a severe allergic reaction to this drug. Signs of an eye infection such as squinting, yellow or green discharge, and sensitivity to light. Failure of eye injuries to heal. Loss of blood sugar control in diabetic animals. If your animal has any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Warnings: This drug SHOULD NOT be used in animals that are allergic to betamethasone, gentamicin, or related drugs. Do not use on birds. Do not use on cats or horses suspected of having viral (eg, herpes) or fungal eye infections or any animals with eye ulcers.
This drug should be used WITH CAUTION in patients that are diabetic, have glaucoma or are pregnant or nursing. If your animal has any of these conditions, talk to your veterinarian about the potential risks versus benefits.
Overdoses can be very dangerous. Keep out of reach of children and animals.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
Wash your hands before administering this medication. Do not touch the dropper tip to your animal's eye or any other surface to prevent contamination. If any residue is left on your animal's face after giving the eye drops, gently wipe it off with a damp cloth or tissue.
If you are administering more than one eye medication to your animal, wait 5 minutes between each medication before giving the next one. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the drops to absorb into the eye.
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
Active Ingredients: Betamethasone with Gentamicin Ophthalmic
Storage: Store Gentocin® Durafilm® eye drops in the refrigerator or at a controlled room temperature away from moisture and sunlight. Do not freeze.