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Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before administering gentamicin sulfate injection.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Indications and Usage
Gentamicin sulfate injection is indicated to infections of the following microorganisms: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus species (indole-positive and indole-negative), Escherichia coli, Klebsiella-enterobacter-Serratia species, Citrobacter species and Staphylococcus species (coagulase-positive and coagulase-negative).
It is especially important to drink sufficient fluids while taking this medication because it will prevent kidney problems.
Do not take gentamicin sulfate injection if:
- You allergic to gentamicin or other containing ingredients;
- You are allergic to other antibiotics;
- You have liver, kidney problems, or heart problems
- You are pregnant.
Use of gentamicin sulfate injection during pregnancy can be extremely harmful to the unborn baby. Consult your doctor or health care professional if you are pregnant or nursing mother before administering gentamicin sulfate.
Inform your doctor of any medications you are taking and health conditions or allergies you had before your treatment with gentamicin sulfate injection.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed recommended dosage. Dosage depends on the severity of the infection. For adults, dosage for serious infections is 3mg/kg IV or IM every 8 hours and for life-threatening infections can be up to 5mg/kg/day. Usual pediatric dosage is 2 to 2.5 mg/kg IV or IM every 8 hours.
Some drugs that interact with gentamicin sulfate injection include amikacin, tobramycin, cidofovir, ibuprofen, and other NSAIDs.
There are possible interactions if you have kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, hearing problems, Parkinson’s disease, heart failure, or blood problems.
Vaccinations and immunizations should be avoided while taking this medication because gentamicin sulfate injection will interact with them.
Symptoms of overdose include trouble breathing and passing out. These symptoms have to be reported to the medical health professional. Seek medical help urgently.
No adverse reactions have been reported.