GENERIC NAME: GENTAMICIN - OTIC DROPS (jen-tuh-MY-sin)
USES: This medication is an antibiotic used to treat infections of the ear (otic).
HOW TO USE: Use this as prescribed. Continue using it for the full time prescribed. Stopping therapy too soon may result in a reinfection. Apply drops to the ear(s) as follows: Wash hands first. Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear up. Place dropper directly over the ear and administer the prescribed amount of medication. To avoid contamination, be careful not to touch the tip of the dropper or let the dropper touch the inside of the ear. Keep the head tilted for several minutes. Do not use this medication for longer than directed or use more than recommended.
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