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Optagen Eye Drops 0.3% 7.5ml is a medication containing Gentamicin Sulphate as its active ingredient. Gentamicin is an antibiotic commonly used in ophthalmic (eye) drops to treat and prevent bacterial eye infections. Let's explore the details of Optagen Eye Drops.



Manufactured By

Remington Pharmaceutical

Product Form


Generic category 


Active Ingredient

Gentamicin Sulphate





  1. Ophthalmic Infections: Optagen Eye Drops 0.3% 7.5ml are prescribed for the treatment and prevention of bacterial eye infections. These drops help eliminate or inhibit the growth of bacteria causing eye infections.
  1. Active Ingredient:

Gentamicin Sulphate: This antibiotic works by interfering with the growth and reproduction of bacteria, ultimately leading to their elimination.

  1. Dosage: The dosage of Optagen Eye Drops is typically determined by your healthcare provider based on the type and severity of the eye infection. It is essential to follow the prescribed dosage and the recommended frequency of administration.
  1. Safety Precautions:Inform your healthcare provider about any known allergies, especially to Gentamicin Sulphate or any other medications.

Do not touch the dropper tip to any surface to avoid contamination.

Use the drops as directed, even if your symptoms improve, to complete the full course of treatment.



Common side effects of Optagen Eye Drops may include:

  • Mild burning or stinging sensation upon application
  • Temporary blurred vision
  • Eye redness or irritation



Q1: How does Gentamicin Sulphate work in treating eye infections?

Gentamicin Sulphate works by inhibiting the growth and reproduction of bacteria, thereby eliminating or controlling the infection.

Q2: Can Optagen Eye Drops be used for viral or fungal eye infections?

Optagen Eye Drops are specifically designed to treat bacterial eye infections and are not effective against viral or fungal infections.

Q3: Is it safe to use Optagen Eye Drops if I wear contact lenses?

It is generally recommended to remove contact lenses before using eye drops. Consult your healthcare provider for specific guidance on using Optagen with contact lenses.


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