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GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Common Tradename
GARAMYCIN
Class
aminoglycoside
Dosage, Adult (usual)
IM or IV 3-6mg/kg/day (divided Q8H) or 4-7mg/kg/day Q24H
OPTH apply oint BID-TID or instill soln 1-2 drops Q2-4H
Dosage, Pediatric, (usual)
2.5-3.5mg/kg/dose IV or IM Q8H
Dose Adjustments:
geriatrics
renal impairment
Administration
dilute in 50-200mL NS or D5W, infuse over 30-120min
How Supplied
0.3% OPHTHALMIC OINTMENT
0.3% OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION
10 MG/ML, 40 MG/ML SOLUTION FOR INJECTION
Indications
susceptible bacterial infections
Contraindications
hypersensitivity to gentamicin
Adverse Effects
nephrotoxicity
ototoxicity
Drug Interactions
bumetanide
capreomycin
carboplatin
cephalosporins
cidofovir
cyclosporine
ethacrynic acid
furosemide
indomethacin
magnesium
methoxyflurane
nondepolarizing neuromuscular blockers
piretanide
polygeline
succinylcholine
tacrolimus
typhoid vaccine
vancomycin
Pregnancy Category
D
Breast Feeding
controversial
Notes
use IBW for dosage

REFERENCE: MICROMEDEX(R) Healthcare Series Vol. 111 expires 3/2002

DESIGNED BY HASHIM TAYEB (Bsc PHARM)