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Who should not use gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic ointment?

Do not use gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic ointment if you:
  • have had a past allergic reaciton to any of its ingredients
  • have a fungal or viral eye infection, as this medication only treats bacterial infections
Be sure that your doctor knows if you:
  • wear contact lenses
  • are pregnant or nursing (It is not known whether this medication causes harm to a developing or nursing baby.)

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