Gentamicin injection

gentamicin injection

Product Description

What is gentamicin?

Gentamicin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria.

Gentamicin is used to treat severe or serious bacterial infections.

Gentamicin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Gentamicin side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Gentamicin may cause serious side effects. Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • hearing loss, or a roaring sound in your ears;
  • severe or ongoing dizziness;
  • weak or shallow breathing;
  • numbness or tingly feeling;
  • twitching, muscle tightness or contraction;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • fever, blisters or ulcers in your mouth, red or swollen gums, trouble swallowing;
  • kidney problems–little or no urinating; painful or difficult urination; swelling in your feet or ankles; feeling tired or short of breath;
  • signs of an electrolyte imbalance–confusion, weakness, bone pain, increased urination; or
  • increased pressure inside the skull–severe headaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, pain behind your eyes.

Side effects may be more likely in older adults.

Common side effects of gentamicin may include:

  • vision problems;
  • nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • itching or rash;
  • pain where the medicine was injected;
  • headache, mood changes; or
  • joint pain.