gentamicin-otic drops (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may temporarily sting when first applied. If this effect persists or worsens, inform your doctor promptly. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: hearing loss, ringing in the ear, dizziness, loss of coordination. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, redness, swelling or discharge (including ear area), trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially: all previous ear problems, any allergies. This medication is not recommended for use if you have the following medical conditions: ruptured eardrum. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all medications you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially of: all other ear antibiotic medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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