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Generic: gentamicin
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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if you have any hearing problems or problems passing urine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Elderly patients are more likely to get serious side effects. Serious side effects with gentamicin include:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in hearing
  • confused, dizzy, disoriented
  • fever
  • loss of balance
  • muscle twitch
  • numb, tingling pain
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • seizures
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • pain at site where injected

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

If you are using this medicine at home, you will be instructed on how to store this medicine. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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