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 8,258 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 8,316 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 Sep, 2, 2014: 8,258 people who reported to have side effects when taking Gentamicin are studied
Most common side effects over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified |
|Renal Failure Acute||Balance Disorder||Juvenile Arthritis||Hepatic Function Abnormal||Balance Disorder||Renal Failure Acute||Rash Generalised||Pain |
|Renal Failure||Renal Failure Acute||Upper Respiratory Tract Inflammation||Hyperlipidaemia||Ototoxicity||Renal Tubular Necrosis||Renal Failure Acute |
|Pyrexia||Pyrexia||White Blood Cell Count Decreased||Diabetes Mellitus||Tinnitus||Feeling Drunk||Renal Failure |
|Multi-organ Failure||Dizziness||Influenza||Vision Blurred||Impaired Driving Ability||Pyrexia |
|Neutropenia||Malaise||Stomatitis||Obesity||Electronystagmogram Abnormal||Anxiety |
|Renal Impairment||Vestibular Disorder||Lymphadenitis||Visual Disturbance Nos||Difficulty In Walking||Anaemia |
|Thrombocytopenia||Drug Toxicity||Histiocytosis Haematophagic||Oscillopsia||Nephritis Interstitial||Injury |
|Blood Creatinine Increased||Vision Blurred||Tooth Infection||Hypoaesthesia||Balance Disorder||Dyspnoea |
|Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms||Tinnitus||Renal Impairment||Ear Pain||Hypotension |
Most common side effects by age * :
|Neonatal Disorder||Pyrexia||Renal Failure Acute||Pyrexia||Pyrexia||Pyrexia||Pyrexia||Renal Failure Acute |
|Intraventricular Haemorrhage Neonatal||Renal Failure Acute||Pyrexia||Rigors||Pruritus||Renal Failure Acute||Renal Failure||Pyrexia |
|Pulmonary Haemorrhage||Renal Tubular Necrosis||Nausea||Anxiety||Rigors||Renal Failure||Renal Failure Acute||Blood Creatinine Increased |
|Metabolic Acidosis||Brain Oedema||Vomiting||Pain||Hypotension||Nausea||Multi-organ Failure||Hypotension |
|Patent Ductus Arteriosus||Blood Creatinine Increased||Sepsis||Drug Ineffective||Renal Failure Acute||Multi-organ Failure||Pain||Pain |
|Condition Aggravated||Febrile Neutropenia||Renal Tubular Necrosis||Tachycardia Nos||Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms||Pain||Hypotension||Nausea |
|Renal Failure Acute||Renal Failure||Hypotension||Sepsis||Rash Maculo-papular||Anxiety||Nausea||Renal Failure |
|Bradycardia Neonatal||Multi-organ Failure||Blood Creatinine Increased||Multi-organ Failure||Neutropenia||Dyspnoea||Thrombocytopenia||Anaemia |
|Thrombocytopenia||Status Epilepticus||Hypersensitivity||Tremor Nec||Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased||Rhabdomyolysis||Myocardial Infarction||Thrombocytopenia |
|Treatment Failure||White Blood Cell Count Decreased||Neutropenia||Hypotension||Abdominal Pain||Sepsis Nos||Rash||Dyspnoea |
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Jean (2 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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8 yr old son admitted to hospital 5 days ago (sat morning). Started feeling unwell on the Thursday - with very high fever (40.3) shivers and slight right side pain comes and goes but not writhing in pain. Temp spikes consistently (40.2). Was sick on sat and sun, not sick since but nausea comes and goes. First they thought strep A but bloods confirmed it wasn't. Ultrasound yesterday brought up kidney inflammation. Gave him gentamicin yesterday aft, a one off IV dose. Topped up with broad spectrum antibiotics, via IV. History of chronic constipation, tummy was full of pooh at ultrasound, passed massive pooh last night. Movicol via mouth started yesterday, 2 per day, increasing to 4 per day from today. No improvement in him to look at. Extremely tired, pale and last night had temp spikes and cold sweats, had to change bedding twice. Is this the low before the high? Also when he gets temp spike and shivers , it sounds like his tummy is rumbling and he feels sick. Never once complained if pain passing urine. Urine smelt strong yest, tested and shows blood and protein, been sent to lab, awaiting results. Am I being neurotic? My instinct is not happy. Any advice greatly received please. Thank you.
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Gentamicin put in IV just before lithotripsy procedure. Within 30 min. A-Fib and high blood pressure.
Procedure cancelled. Takaing propafenone HCL 225 mg now.
From this study (10 months ago):
Hearing perfectly fine until gentamycen administered, crackling in ears at that time, then total loss of hearing in right ear. Symptoms of blood poisoning - couldn't pee, fever, felt terrible.
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