Gentamicin is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to gentamicin, aminoglycosides, other medicines, sulfites, foods, dyes or preservatives;
- balance problems;
- Hearing problems;
- hearing problems;
- kidney disease;
- Kidney problems;
- myasthenia gravis;
- Neuromuscular disorders (for example Myasthenia gravis);
- Parkinson's disease;
- Parkinson's disease;
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- Sensitivity or allergy to sulfite or to any drugs that contain sulfite;
- if you are allergic to Gentamicin;
- if you are allergic to other aminoglycoside antibiotics (tobramycin, amikacin);
- if you have advanced diabetes;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have blood circulation problems (peripheral vascular disease);
- if you have suppressed immune conditions (cancer, HIV/AIDS, low white blood cells);
Without a Prescription
Gentamicin belongs to a class of drugs known as aminoglycoside antibiotics.
Gentamicin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic.
Gentamicin is prescribed for those suffering from pneumonia or for some complications of the endocarditis.
Gentamicin is prescribed in cases of gall bladder and bile duct infections.
Gentamicin is prescribed in the treatment of some kidney infections like pyelonephritis.
Gentamicin is prescribed in the treatment of various blood infections like blood poisoning and septicemia.
Gentamicin is prescribed in the treatments of Prostatitis (in the cases of the inflamation of the gland).
Gentamicin is prescribed to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections.
Gentamicin is prescribed to treat minor infections of the skin (impetigo) or minor infections due to some skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema, poison oak/ivy).
Gentamicin treats only bacterial infections.
Gentamicin will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Gentamicin will not work for virus or fungus infections.
Gentamicin works by killing the bacteria that cause the infection.
Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Reported Gentamicin overdose symptoms are:
- Hearing problems (even hearing loss);
- Nerve damage (which often takes the form of muscle twitching);
- Skin tingling;
- Sometimes even seizures;
Do not take Gentamicin with any of the following drugs:
- medicines used during surgery for sleep or muscle relaxation;
- other antibiotics;
Other Brand Names
In some countries Gentamicin may also be known as:
- Genta Gobens;
- Sabax Gentamix;
- Sterisol Fermentmycin;
- Terramycin N;
Gentamicin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions characterized by hives, swelling of lips, nose, mouth and throat, difficulty in breathing, and rashes;
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- breathing problems;
- changes in hearing;
- confused, dizzy, disoriented;
- extreme watery diarrhea and stomach pains;
- hearing loss;
- limited urine or no urine excretion;
- loss of appetite;
- loss of balance;
- muscle twitch;
- nausea and vomiting;
- nausea, vomiting;
- numb, tingling pain;
- pain at site where injected;
- redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth;
- ringing in the ears;
- tingling and numbing;
- trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine;
- unsteady hands and feet;
- unusual bleeding or bruising;
- unusually weak or tired;
- itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- new milky/bloody liquid discharge;
- severe dizziness;
- signs of a new infection;
- spreading skin redness;
- trouble breathing;