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Frequently Asked Questions
This medication can cause serious kidney problems and nerve damage, resulting in permanent hearing loss (including deafness or decreased hearing) and balance problems. The risk is increased if you are older, already have kidney disease, or if you have a severe loss of body water (dehydration). Your risk is also increased if you receive high doses, or with longer use of this medication.Tell your doctor right away if you notice ringing/roaring sounds in the ears, hearing loss, dizziness, or an unusual decrease in the amount of your urine.Careful monitoring by your doctor will reduce the risk of these side effects. Monitoring may include hearing, kidney, urine, and drug blood level tests.Avoid other medications that may increase your risk for these serious side effects if taken together with gentamicin. See also Drug Interactions section.
|Generic Examples||Supplied As||Strength|
|Gentamicin Sulfate||Vial||20 Mg/2 Ml40 Mg/Ml|
|Vial With Threaded Port||100Mg/10Ml60 Mg/6 Ml|
|Gentamicin Sulfate In Ns||Intravenous Solution Piggyback||80 Mg/50Ml100Mg/0.1L90Mg/100Ml120Mg/0.1L100Mg/50Ml70 Mg/50Ml80Mg/100Ml60 Mg/50Ml|