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What is gentamicin injection pediatric?

Gentamicin injection pediatric is a formulation of the active ingredient gentamicin at a concentration designed for more accurate measuring of the small doses for pediatric patients. Gentamicin is an antibiotic used to treat severe infections caused by susceptible bacteria. It belongs to the aminoglycoside antibiotic drug family.

This medication kills susceptible bacteria. Gentamicin is given intravenously or intramuscularly by a healthcare professional in a hospital.

Steven V. Gurland, MD
Internal Medicine
Gentamicin is an injectable antibiotic that is used to cover a variety of bacterial infections in children.It uisually administered intramuscularly or intravenously.Therapeutic levels have to be monitored to avoid toxicity.

It is used to treat sepsis,pulmonary infections,cystic fibrosis,osteomyelitis,urinary tract infections among others.It has to be used with caution in patients who have neuromuscular disorders or who are receiving anesthetics.It can cause nephrotoxicity
(kidney) and ototoxicity (ears) and should be used with caution in patients who have renal failure.
The dosing schedule is based on the age and weight of the patient and the condition for which it is being used.It is mostly used in the inpatient hospital setting but can be used for outpatient intravenous therapy under doctors supervision.

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