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What should I know before using gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic ointment?

Before using gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic ointment, you should know the following:
  • It's important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • To prevent contamination, don't allow anything to touch the opening of the tube, and always keep the tube cap on when not using the product.
  • Contact lenses should be removed before you apply this medication. Wait 15 minutes after application before putting your contacts back in.
  • This drug may temporarily blur your vision. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how you respond to this medication.

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