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Review: Gentamicin side effects

In this review, we analyze Gentamicin side effects by the time on the drug, and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Gentamicin. The review is based on 8,261 people who have side effects while taking Gentamicin from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Gentamicin

Gentamicin (latest outcomes from 8,319 users) has active ingredients of gentamicin sulfate. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (gentamicin sulfate): Garamycin, Gentamicin Sulfate, U-gencin, Bristagen, Apogen, Isotonic Gentamicin Sulfate In Plastic Container, Gentamicin Sulfate In Sodium Chloride 0.9% In Plastic Container, Gentafair, Genoptic, Gentacidin, Gentak.

On Apr, 1, 2015: 8,261 people who reported to have side effects when taking Gentamicin are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Renal Failure AcuteBalance DisorderJuvenile ArthritisHepatic Function AbnormalBalance DisorderRenal Failure AcuteRash GeneralisedPain
Renal FailureRenal Failure AcuteUpper Respiratory Tract InflammationHyperlipidaemiaOtotoxicityRenal Tubular NecrosisRenal Failure Acute
PyrexiaPyrexiaWhite Blood Cell Count DecreasedDiabetes MellitusTinnitusFeeling DrunkRenal Failure
Multi-organ FailureDizzinessInfluenzaVision BlurredImpaired Driving AbilityPyrexia
NeutropeniaMalaiseStomatitisObesityElectronystagmogram AbnormalAnxiety
Renal ImpairmentVestibular DisorderLymphadenitisVisual Disturbance NosDifficulty In WalkingAnaemia
ThrombocytopeniaDrug ToxicityHistiocytosis HaematophagicOscillopsiaNephritis InterstitialInjury
Blood Creatinine IncreasedVertigoTooth InfectionHypoaesthesiaBalance DisorderDyspnoea
Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsVision BlurredRenal ImpairmentEar PainHypotension

Most common side effects by age * :

Neonatal DisorderPyrexiaRenal Failure AcutePyrexiaPyrexiaPyrexiaPyrexiaRenal Failure Acute
Intraventricular Haemorrhage NeonatalRenal Failure AcutePyrexiaRigorsPruritusRenal Failure AcuteRenal FailurePyrexia
Pulmonary HaemorrhageRenal Tubular NecrosisNauseaAnxietyRigorsRenal FailureRenal Failure AcuteBlood Creatinine Increased
Metabolic AcidosisBrain OedemaVomitingPainHypotensionNauseaMulti-organ FailureHypotension
Patent Ductus ArteriosusBlood Creatinine IncreasedSepsisDrug IneffectiveRenal Failure AcuteMulti-organ FailurePainPain
Condition AggravatedFebrile NeutropeniaRenal Tubular NecrosisTachycardia NosDrug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsPainHypotensionNausea
Renal Failure AcuteRenal FailureHypotensionSepsisRash Maculo-papularAnxietyNauseaAnaemia
Bradycardia NeonatalMulti-organ FailureBlood Creatinine IncreasedMulti-organ FailureNeutropeniaDyspnoeaMyocardial InfarctionRenal Failure
ThrombocytopeniaStatus EpilepticusHypersensitivityTremor NecBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedRhabdomyolysisThrombocytopeniaThrombocytopenia
Treatment FailureWhite Blood Cell Count DecreasedNeutropeniaHypotensionAbdominal PainSepsis NosRashDyspnoea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments for this study:

Jean (3 years ago):

My grandson passed away in 2008 In the autopsy it showed "somewhat flattened gyri" We are trying to figure out how this could have benn in a 9 1/2 month old. The only really odd thing he had happen was when he was born he started running a fever and was given gentimicin by an IV in the head. This IV infiltrated. Is there a connection. I know the hospital kept him an extra 489 hour and we had to apply heat packs to his head. Because of that I know it was serious.
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