Alternatives to gentamicin - Doctor answers

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Please I need an alternative drug that perfectly substitute Gentamicin injection?

Please I need an alternative drug that perfectly substitute Gentamicin injection?

No single substitute: Gentamicin is a powerful antibiotic that can have serious side effects. It is advisable to do a culture of the bacteria causing the infection and test sensitivities in the lab to see which antibiotics will be effective. Bacteria sensitive to Gentamicin will usually be sensitive to other antibiotics; then choose the safest alternative option. Avoid fluoroquinolones like Levofloxacin if possible. ...Read more

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Is gentamicin safe for a 2 year old outpatient (no peek and trough levels)? Are there safer alternatives? I fear ototixicity and nephrotoxicity.

Is gentamicin safe for a 2 year old outpatient (no peek and trough levels)? Are there safer alternatives? I fear ototixicity and nephrotoxicity.

Yes and no: If your child is taking eye drops with gent or using it in his/her ears there is little worry. However, if it is being used by injection, and will be for a long period of time, trough levels should be used. Ototoxicity and neprortoxicity usually follow long periods of high doses or if patient's kidneys are not functioning properly. ...Read more

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What are all the uses for gentamicin and most common?

What are all the uses for gentamicin and most common?

Mostly gram negative: Genta is active against a wide range of human bacterial infections. It covers most of gram negative bacteria including pseudomonas, proteus, serratia, and the gram-positive staphylococcus. ...Read more

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Gentamicin ophthalmic drops is used for?

Gentamicin ophthalmic drops is used for?

Anti-bacterial: Gentamicin is a broad spectrum and very effective treatment for superficial infections of the eyes. It is fully generic and quite inexpensive as well. ...Read more

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Does gentamicin have any drug nutrients interactions!?!

Drug Interactions: Gentamicin has many drug interactions. My recommendation is to check this website to see if anything you're taking interacts with gentamicin: http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/gentamicin. Html. ...Read more

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I just got given a single IV dose of gentamicin and then googled and it says it can cause ototoxicity, when will this occur if it happens? Days Weeks?

I just got given a single IV dose of gentamicin and then googled and it says it can cause ototoxicity, when will this occur if it happens? Days Weeks?

Only if long use: If you are on Gentamicin for a prolonged length of time, you have a higher risk of hearing problems. A single dose shouldn't be worrisome. ...Read more

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Can I use gentamicin for a stye?

Can I use gentamicin for a stye?

Stye: Gentamycin would not be my choice for a stye. Good lid hygiene and warm compresses would be a good start. See your ophthalmologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Gentamicin side effect on kidney?

Gentamicin side effect on kidney?

Yes: More than 10% of people who receive gentamicin will suffer some effect on the kidney which can lead to a decrease in kidney function which is usually fully reversible if the gentamicin is discontinued early enough. ...Read more

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What is gentamicin sulfate ointment typically prescribed for?

What is gentamicin sulfate ointment typically prescribed for?

Gentamycin: This is an inexpensive topical skin antibiotic that is used to kill local skin infections. It might especially be used for a bacterial called pseudomonas. Antibiotic pills are often better. If used for staph bacteria, a cream called Mupirocin is a better alternative for many patients. ...Read more

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Garamycin (gentamicin) injections comes 80mg/2cc. If the order is 35mg. How many milliliters must be given?

Garamycin (gentamicin) injections comes 80mg/2cc. If the order is 35mg. How many milliliters must be given?

Gentamicin Dose: The correct volume to draw up in the syringe is
0.875 ml. Be sure that you have a syringe that is calibrated in units small enough where you can accurately measure the correct dose. Your pharmacist should be able to help you purchase the best syringe for this dose. ...Read more

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Is taking garamycin (gentamicin) for pinkeye if its not viral harmful?

Is taking garamycin (gentamicin) for pinkeye if its not viral harmful?

Probably not: My main problem with this is that it does have a significant allergic profile in many patients where the actually worsen ; start using more because they think the "infection" is getting worse when actually it is a reaction to meds. ...Read more

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What if I get gentamicin ointment in the eye?

What if I get gentamicin ointment in the eye?

Probably nothing: Gentamicin is formulated for use in the eye in certain products. If you got ointment for the skin, into your eye, it should not cause any harm. Wash out the eye and don't worry. ...Read more

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Can topical gentamicin cause macular edema in children?

Can topical gentamicin cause macular edema in children?

No: While topical preparations can cause conjunctival or even corneal problems, they would not penetrate enough to have any macular effect. However, it is possible the eye condition that warranted the antibiotics may have some relationship to macular edema. See an ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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What is effect of gentamicin eye drops on kidneys?

What is effect of gentamicin eye drops on kidneys?

Little to none: Though eye drops do get absorbed into the circulation, I can't imagine that a high enough concentration of gentamicin got into your bloodstream to damage your kidneys. If you are concerned, blood testing can assess your kidney function. ...Read more

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Is garamycin (gentamicin) used for pink eye?

Is garamycin (gentamicin) used for pink eye?

Sometimes: Most pink eye is viral and garamycin (gentamicin), (gentamicin) a good anti bacterial, will have no positive effect. Sometimes it can be bacterial and garamycin (gentamicin) can be helpful. ...Read more