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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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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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