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- What is gentamicin-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for gentamicin-injection?
- Is gentamicin-injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for gentamicin-injection?
- What are the side effects of gentamicin-injection?
- What is the dosage for gentamicin-injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with gentamicin-injection?
- Is gentamicin-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about gentamicin-injection?
What is the dosage for gentamicin-injection?
The dose of gentamicin is usually based on body weight. Total daily dose and duration of treatment depend on the condition or infection being treated. Dose adjustment is necessary for patients who have impaired kidney function. Doses are adjusted to target peak and trough levels.
- Usual dosage ranges for IM or IV:
- Conventional dosing: Administer 1 to 2.5 mg/kg/dose every 8-12 hours.
- Once daily dosing: Administer 4 to 7 mg/kg/day.
Which drugs or supplements interact with gentamicin-injection?
Gentamicin may decrease the effectiveness of the BCG and typhoid vaccine.
Cephalosporins, amphotericin B (Amphocin), cisplatin (Platinol), colistimethate, cyclosporine (Sandimmune), loop diuretics, mannitol (Osmitrol), and vancomycin (Vancocin) may increase the risk of experiencing kidney related side effects of gentamicin.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) may decrease the kidney excretion or clearance of gentamicin. Examples of NSAIDs are:
Neuromuscular blocking agents may increase the risk of experiencing breathing problems by depressing the activity of respiratory muscles when given with gentamicin.
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