Betamethasone + Gentamicin

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Ocular inflammation with suspected or confirmed bacterial infection
Adult: As ophthalmic solution containing gentamicin 0.3% and betamethasone 0.1%: Instill 2 drops into the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) 3-4 times daily; 2 drops every 2 hr may be used during the acute stage. As ophthalmic ointment containing gentamicin 3 mg and betamethasone 1 mg per g of ointment: Apply ¼ inch to the affected eye(s) 3-4 times daily. May reduce frequency of daily applications upon clinical improvement. May also be used at bedtime in conjunction with daytime use of the drops.

Otic inflammation with suspected or confirmed bacterial infection
Adult: As otic solution containing gentamicin 0.3% and betamethasone 0.1%: Instill 3-4 drops into the affected ear tid or as directed by physician. Lie with affected ear turned upward; instill the drops and let the patient remain in this position for a few minutes to allow penetration of the medication into the ear canal.
Hypersensitivity. Ophthalmic preparations should not be used in epithelial herpes simplex keratitis (dendritic keratitis), varicella, and many other viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva, mycobacterial infections of the eye, trachoma, fungal diseases of ocular structures. Not to be used after removal of a corneal foreign body or in the presence of acute local viral lesions e.g. herpes, and in patients with absent or perforated tympanic membranes.
Special Precautions
Prolonged ophthalmic usage may increase the intraocular pressure. Monitor intraocular pressure if treatment lasts for ≥10 days. Prolonged use of ophthalmic corticosteroid may increase the risk of cataract formation. Increases the risk of perforation in diseases causing thinning of the cornea or sclera. Use of topical corticosteroids may lead to reactivation of disease in patients with a history of herpetic infection of the cornea. Steroid use after cataract surgery may increase risk of filtering blebs and delay healing. Prolonged use may also suppress immune response and increase risk of secondary infections. Safety and efficacy have not been established in children <8 yr. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Ophthalmic: Increased ocular pressure, increased ocular hyperemia, oedema and burning sensation. May also cause anterior uveitis or perforation of the globe. Otic: May cause ototoxicity.
Symptoms: Excessive prolonged use of topical corticosteroids can suppress pituitary-adrenal function leading to secondary adrenal insufficiency. Treatment: Correct electrolyte imbalance, if needed. Slow withdrawal of corticosteroids may be needed.
Description: Betamethasone is a corticosteroid that has anti-inflammatory activity. Gentamicin is an aminoglycoside that has broad spectrum bactericidal activity; it is active against a wide variety of pathogenic gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria.
Store between 2-30°C.
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