Gentamicin Injection (Gentamicin Sulfate)
What is Gentamicin Injection (Gentamicin Sulfate) used for?
Gentamicin Injection (Gentamicin Sulfate) is an injectable antibiotic, which works by eliminating the bacteria responsible for many different types of infections such as those affecting the lungs, stomach, urinary tract, bone, joints and skin. It may also be used to treat other conditions.
How should I use Gentamicin Injection (Gentamicin Sulfate)?
Gentamicin Injection (Gentamicin Sulfate) is normally injected by a physician or health care professional. If your physician has told you to inject it at home, ensure that you have been properly taught how to administer it and you are sure that you know how to inject it. It is usually injected into a vein or muscle, every 8 hours, or as directed by your physician. This solution should not be injected if it is discolored or contains any particles. Do not stop taking this medication or change your treatment schedule without first consulting your physician.
What are the side effects of Gentamicin Injection (Gentamicin Sulfate)?
Some side effects of Gentamicin Injection (Gentamicin Sulfate) include:
Consult your physician if you notice persistent diarrhea, sores in the mouth or vaginal discharge.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Gentamicin Injection (Gentamicin Sulfate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.