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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.
Do NOT use gentamicin sulfate injection if:
- You allergic to gentamicin or other containing ingredients;
- You are allergic to other aminoglycoside antibiotics;
- 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.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. Dosage depends on the severity of the infection. For adults, dosage for serious infections is 3mg/kg IV or IM every 8 hours and 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.
Inform your doctor of any medications you are taking and health conditions or allergies you had before your treatment with gentamicin sulfate injection. There are possible interactions if you have kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, hearing problems, parkinson’s disease, heart failure, or blood problems. It is especially important to drink sufficient fluids while taking this medication because it will prevent kidney problems. Vaccinations and immunizations should be avoided while taking this medication because gentamicin sulfate injection will interact with them. Some drugs that interact with gentamicin sulfate injection include amikacin, tobramycin, cidofovir, ibuprofen, and other NSAIDs.