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Brand name: Gentamicin (DBL) TM

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.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear colourless solution

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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.

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

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