gentamicin w/betamethasone eye-ear drops (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may temporarily sting or burn for a minute or two when first applied. If this continues or becomes bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop: a skin rash, burning/irritation/swelling/itching/redness/pain in or around the eyes or ears. If using for your eyes, notify your doctor of: vision changes. If using for your ears, 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. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: other infections or diseases, other eye/ear problems, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication is not recommended for use if you have the following medical conditions: ruptured eardrum. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you use, especially of: other eye/ear medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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