Gentamicin (Garamycin) Prototype Summary

Gentamicin (Garamycin)


Adult: 3 mg/kg/d IM or IV in three equal doses q8h; reduce dose in renal failure

Pediatric: 2–2.5 mg/kg/d q8h IV or IM


Usual Indications

Treatment of Pseudomonas infections and a wide variety of gram-negative infections.

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Prototype Summary  Gentamicin



T1/2: 2 to 3 hours; metabolized in the liver and excreted in the urine.

Adverse effects:

Sinusitis, dizziness, rash, fever, risk of nephrotoxicity.

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