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GENTAMICIN belongs to the class of aminoglycoside antibiotic. GENTAMICIN is used to treat various bacterial infections such as chest, blood and wound infections.

Common side-effects

• Nausea
• Hearing problems
• Skin rash
• Vomiting
• Sore throat and mouth

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• GENTAMICIN is given in a hospital under medical supervision.
• Regular blood tests are recommended to evaluate the changes in electrolytes such as calcium, magnesium and potassium in kidney, liver and blood function, hearing tests while using GENTAMICIN.
• You are recommended to avoid using GENTAMICIN if you are suffering from myasthenia gravis (severe weakness of muscles).
• Bring to your doctor's notice, if you have diabetes, kidney problems, muscle weakness or hearing disorder before taking GENTAMICIN.
• If you notice swelling of the feet, hands, face, mouth, lips and throat resulting in difficulty in breathing or swallowing or itchy skin rash, you are recommended to stop taking GENTAMICIN and consult your doctor immediately as it may be due to severe allergic reaction.


Q. How does GENTAMICIN work? A. GENTAMICIN is an aminoglycoside antibiotic which works by interfering with the proteins production in bacteria which are essential for their survival and makes bacteria to produce abnormal proteins thereby killing bacteria and cures the infection.
Q. Can GENTAMICIN be given intramuscularly? A. Yes, GENTAMICIN can be given intramuscularly (into a muscle). Also, GENTAMICIN can be given intravenously (into a vein).
Q. Can I take GENTAMICIN with warfarin? A. No, you are advised to avoid taking GENTAMICIN with warfarin because taking together might lead to increased risk of bleeding severely. However, consult your doctor before taking GENTAMICIN with other medicines.
Q. Does GENTAMICIN cause hearing loss? A. Yes, GENTAMICIN may cause hearing loss due to vestibular (inner parts of ear and brain) damage. However, it is not necessary for all the people to experience this effect. If you notice any problem in hearing, please consult a doctor immediately.
Q. Can I take GENTAMICIN with furosemide? A. No, you are not recommended to take GENTAMICIN with furosemide as it may increase the risk of ototoxicity (toxic to ear) and result in problems such as hearing loss. However, consult a doctor before taking GENTAMICIN with other medicines.