Gentamicin

by Cathy Parkes November 18, 2019

Gentamicin
Gentamicin is an aminoglycoside used to treat SERIOUS bacterial infections. Gentamicin looks like "Gentle", but it is the OPPOSITE of gentle. Key side effects include ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity. Closely monitor patients for hearing loss and kidney dysfunction. Frequent blood levels will need to be taken to monitor peak and trough levels!


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