ADD THIS DRUG TO MY LIST

Select the drug indication to add to your list

Gentamicin Inj
Bacterial infections
Compare To Related Drugs
View/Edit/Compare Drugs In My List

Only 4 drugs may be compared at once

Drug Name:

Gentamicin Inj Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Gentamicin sulfate 40mg/mL; IM, or IV inj after dilution; contains sulfites.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Gentamicin Inj:

Serious susceptible infections.

Adult:

Obesity: Base dose on lean body mass. Usual duration 7–10 days. 1mg/kg IM or IV every 8 hours; max 5mg/kg/day. For alternative dosing regimens (eg, extended intervals) see literature.

Children:

Premature and infants <1 week: 2.5mg/kg every 12 hours. Neonates: 2.5mg/kg every 8 hours. Others: 2–2.5mg/kg every 8 hours.

Warnings/Precautions:

Monitor for nephro- and neurotoxicity; avoid peak serum levels >12micrograms/mL (when dosed at conventional intervals) and trough levels >2micrograms/mL. Renal impairment: reduce dose, see literature; maintain adequate hydration. Prolonged use or excessive doses. Asthma. Neuromuscular disorders. Elderly. Pregnancy (Cat.D): not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid concomitant furosemide, ethacrynic acid, other nephro/neurotoxic drugs including cephalosporins. May potentiate neuromuscular blockade.

Pharmacological Class:

Aminoglycoside.

Adverse Reactions:

Nephro- or neurotoxicity, respiratory depression, lethargy, confusion, depression, visual disturbances, elevated liver enzymes, blood dyscrasias.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand names Garamycin, Gentafair.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters

Regimen and Drug Listings

GET FULL LISTINGS OF TREATMENT Regimens and Drug INFORMATION

Bone Cancer Regimens Drugs
Brain Cancer Regimens Drugs
Breast Cancer Regimens Drugs
Endocrine Cancer Regimens Drugs
Gastrointestinal Cancer Regimens Drugs
Genitourinary Cancer Regimens Drugs
Gynecologic Cancer Regimens Drugs
Head and Neck Cancer Regimens Drugs
Hematologic Cancer Regimens Drugs
Lung Cancer Regimens Drugs
Other Cancers Regimens
Rare Cancers Regimens
Skin Cancer Regimens Drugs