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What are the uses for gentamicin-topical?
Topical gentamicin is used for treating skin infections caused by susceptible bacteria.
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 (Garamycin has been discontinued) is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic prescribed to treat a variety of skin infections caused by susceptible bacteria (for example, impetigo, folliculitis, eczema, psoriasis, and minor burns, cuts, or wounds). Common side effects of gentamicin include:
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