Gentamicin is generally used in treatment of the treatment of bacterial infections.
Application site reactions (burning
Balance disorder (loss of balance)
Burning sensation in eye
Injection site pain
itching and redness)
How to use
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How it works
Gentamicin is an antibiotic. It makes the condition better and the bacterial growth is stopped by blocking the supply of essential proteins needed by the bacteria to harm the body.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Gentamicin a macrolide, steroid or a sulfa drug? Gentamicin belongs to broad spectrum aminoglycoside. It is not a sulfa , macrolide or steroidal drug.
Q. Is Gentamicin nephrotoxic? Gentamicin is a nephrotoxic drug and consultation with the doctor before intake of this drug is advisable.
Q. Is Gentamicin safe for babies? Yes, Gentamicin is safe for babies if so it used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as per the advice of the doctor.
Q. Does Gentamicin cause hearing loss or burn? Gentamicin causes burning of eyes and inappropriate use of Gentamicin may cause hearing loss.
Q. Is Gentamicin used for pink eye? Yes, Gentamicin is used in the treatment of pink eye (conjunctivitis). Please consult your doctor before use
Q. Does Gentamicin dialyze out? Gentamicin is a dialyzable drug and it will be cleared during dialysis sessions.
Q. What organisms does Gentamicin cover? Gentamicin is more effective towards pseudomonas, escherichia, enterobacter, klebsiella, staphylococcus, salmonella, serratia, and shigella species than the effect towards streptococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa).
Q. Does it cover anaerobes? Gentamicin doesn't act towards anaerobes.
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