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.

GENERIC NAME: gentamicin, topical

DISCONTINUED BRAND: Garamycin

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Topical gentamicin is used for treating skin infections caused by susceptible bacteria.

SIDE EFFECTS:

Topical gentamicin causes few side effects.

Reported side effects include:

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

DRUG INTERACTIONS: There are no drug interactions reported for topical gentamicin.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/9/2016
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