gentamicin, topical (Garamycin has been discontinued)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

What is the dosage for gentamicin-topical?

Topical gentamicin is applied to the affected area 3 to 4 times daily.

Which drugs or supplements interact with gentamicin-topical?

There are no drug interactions reported for topical gentamicin.

Is gentamicin-topical safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • Topical gentamicin has not been adequately evaluated in pregnant women.
  • Topical gentamicin is excerpted in breast milk, but adverse effects are not expected in the infant.

What else should I know about gentamicin-topical?

What preparations of gentamicin-topical are available?

Cream or Ointment: 1%

How should I keep gentamicin-topical stored?

Store topical gentamicin at room temperature between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

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Reviewed on 9/9/2016
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REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

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