Gentamicin side effects - from FDA reports


Summary

In this review, we analyze Gentamicin side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Gentamicin. The review is based on 11,099 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Gentamicin

Gentamicin has active ingredients of gentamicin sulfate. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Gentamicin 11,011 users)

On Jul, 23, 2017

11,099 people who take Gentamicin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Gentamicin side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • renal failure acute
  • thrombocytopenia
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • renal failure
  • renal tubular necrosis
  • drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms
  • neutropenia
  • sepsis
  • pyrexia
  • urticaria
1 - 6 months:
  • renal failure acute
  • vertigo
  • vestibular disorder
  • tinnitus
  • balance disorder
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • pyrexia
  • septic shock
  • vision blurred
  • breast cancer
6 - 12 months:
  • influenza
  • pustular psoriasis
  • agranulocytosis
  • cardiac failure
  • fear
  • lymphadenitis
  • renal impairment
  • skin ulcer
  • stomatitis
  • vestibular disorder
1 - 2 years:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • gastric antral vascular ectasia
  • hepatic function abnormal
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • urinary retention
  • visual disturbance
2 - 5 years:
  • tinnitus
  • ototoxicity
5 - 10 years:
  • renal tubular necrosis
  • impaired driving ability
not specified:
  • renal failure acute
  • pyrexia
  • thrombocytopenia
  • rigors
  • vomiting
  • renal failure
  • sepsis
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • death
  • drug ineffective

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • renal failure acute
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • vomiting
  • thrombocytopenia
  • pyrexia
  • rigors
  • renal failure
  • sepsis
  • neutropenia
  • tachycardia
male:
  • renal failure acute
  • thrombocytopenia
  • pyrexia
  • vomiting
  • renal failure
  • sepsis
  • renal tubular necrosis
  • rigors
  • white blood cell count increased
  • renal impairment

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • pulmonary haemorrhage
  • thrombocytopenia
  • serratia infection
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • drug ineffective
  • intraventricular haemorrhage neonatal
  • renal failure acute
  • neonatal disorder
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • sepsis neonatal
2-9:
  • renal tubular necrosis
  • renal failure acute
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • pyrexia
  • rigors
  • mucosal inflammation
  • stevens johnson syndrome
  • white blood cell count increased
  • brain oedema
  • epistaxis
10-19:
  • renal failure acute
  • vomiting
  • renal tubular necrosis
  • tinnitus
  • pyrexia
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • white blood cell count increased
  • renal failure
  • tachycardia
  • white blood cell count decreased
20-29:
  • pyrexia
  • weight decreased
  • drug ineffective
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • psychotic disorder
  • pulmonary embolism
  • rigors
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • bradycardia
  • pruritus
30-39:
  • rigors
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms
  • pyrexia
  • renal failure acute
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • stevens johnson syndrome
  • somnolence
  • renal failure
  • weight decreased
40-49:
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • pyrexia
  • renal failure acute
  • thrombocytopenia
  • renal failure
  • vomiting
  • neutropenia
  • death
  • sepsis
50-59:
  • renal failure acute
  • myocardial infarction
  • pyrexia
  • septic shock
  • thrombocytopenia
  • sepsis
  • vomiting
  • renal failure
  • rigors
  • toxic skin eruption
60+:
  • renal failure acute
  • thrombocytopenia
  • vomiting
  • pyrexia
  • renal impairment
  • sepsis
  • renal failure
  • tachycardia
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • death

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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