Active ingredients: gentamicin
What it is used for
This product accepted for registration as 'currently supplied' at the time of commencement of the Act. Variation was approved as specified in the letter of 22 October 1992 from Dr G. Dickson. Indicated for use in the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible strains of the following micro-organisms: Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Proteus species (indole positive and indole negative); Escherichia coli; Klebsiella-Enterobacter-Serratia species; Staphylococcus species (coagulase positive and coagulase negative); Gentamicin can be used in the treatment of the following conditions when caused by susceptible organisms: Septicaemia; Respiratory tract infections; Infected wounds, bone and soft tissue infections including peritonitis, septic abortion and burns complicated by sepsis; Urinary tract infections (recurrent, complicated).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear colourless solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient gentamicin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems