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List Of Aminoglycosides
Rare: Its very uncommon, but possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pseudomonas: They can be among the antibiotics used. ...Read more
Yes: Aminoglycosides are antibiotics that are usually given through an IV for serious infections. These medications may be life saving but carry the potential for toxic effects to the inner ear. This can result in hearing loss or balance difficulty. Monitoring the blood level of the drugs can help reduce these risks but does not completely eliminate them. ...Read more
Genetic hearing loss: Yes, a genetic mutation in mitochondrial RNA has been shown to predispose individuals to hearing and balance problems when they receive amino glycoside antibiotics. This can happen even at low doses typically acknowledged to minimize the risk of toxicity. At high doses, however, amino glycosides can exhibit toxicity in the ear even in individuals without this mutation. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Garamycin (gentamicin) injections comes 80mg/2cc. If the order is 35mg. How many milliliters must be given?
I m male, 35.I have itching problem since I was child. I get temporary relieve from clobestasol propionate and gentamicin. I m perfect healthy.
See a Dermatologist: See a dermatologist for a correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
Is Fusidic acid or Gentamicin more suitable for paronychia? For mild cases, is oral antibiotics necessary?
How long do I wait for a chalazion to go away? I'm using prescribed gentamicin sulfate opthalmic solution, and have been doing so for about five days
Yes - But: Always try hot compresses and eyelid scrubs with baby shampoo first, often works alone. Antibiotic drops or ointment may also be required but there are better choices that gentamicin alone- a combination antibiotic and steroid such as blephamide or tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for example, and only on the recommendation of your eye care doctor. ...Read more
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