Generic Name(s): Garamycin
Drug Class: Aminoglycoside antibiotic
Treats: A variety of bacterial infections
Gentamicin is an antibiotic or medicine used to fight bacteria in the body. It belongs to a group of anti-bacteria medicines known as the aminoglycoside antibiotics. It works basically by inhibiting, interfering and stopping the growth and development of bacteria in the body. It comes in the form of an injection administered directly to the arm. It is a prescription only medication which means it cannot be purchased over the counter.
Gentamicin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. The drug is used to treat severe infections caused by certain bacteria.
The medicine works by slowing or stopping the growth of sensitive bacteria. Patients are advised not to take Gentamicin unless prescribed by a doctor. Before using Gentamicin, patients are advised to inform their pharmacist about any medication they are taking, or over the counter drugs.
If you experience severe side effects when using Gentamicin, you are recommended to contact your healthcare provider for medical attention. When taking this medicine, do not use it longer than required. Using this drug more that required will lead to severe side effects that may lead to damages in your body.