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Alternatives To Gentamicin
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
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
My cat was prescribed Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution for his eyes. Can you suggest any alternative medicine that can buy over the counter?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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