Generic Name - Gentamicin
Category - Anti-Biotics
Gentamicin is indicated for the treatment of severe or serious bacterial infections. Gentamicin is an antibiotic and treats a wide variety of bacterial infections.
Gentamicin Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Gentamicin is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Gentamicin should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Hearing loss or loss of balance due to ear problems
Parkinson's disease or
A neuromuscular disorder
There are a number of medications that interact with Gentamicin. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Gentamicin,
One or two Gentamicin eye drops should be applied on the affected eye every 4 hours. For severe infections, the doctor may increase the dosage up to a maximum of 2 drops once every hour.
Gentamicin Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Gentamicin side Effects include difficulty hearing, dizziness, increased thirst, loss of balance, muscle weakness, nausea, pain or difficulty passing urine and ringing in the ears.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Gentamicin.
Gentamicin and Pregnancy
Use of Gentamicin during pregnancy have not shown to cause birth defects or other problems in humans. It is best to consult your doctor and seek medical opinion if you pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Gentamicin and Breastfeeding
Gentamicin have not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies. However, talk to your doctor and seek medical advice.
Gentamicin and Pediatric
This medicine has been tested in children over 1 year of age and, in effective doses, has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems than it does in adults. It is recommended to talk to your doctor before using Gentamicin in pediat
Gentamicin and Geriatric
In the absence of specific information comparing use of this medicine in the elderly with use in other age groups, Gentamicin is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in geriatric patients than it does in younger adults.
The above information about Gentamicin serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.