Gentamicin

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Gentamicin (gentamicin topical) is a member of the drug class aminoglycosides and is used to treat Bacteremia, Bacterial Endocarditis Prevention, Bacterial Infection, Bone infection, Brucellosis, Burns - External, Cystic Fibrosis, Endocarditis, Endometritis, Febrile Neutropenia, Intraabdominal Infection, Kidney Infections, Meningitis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Peritonitis, Plague, Pneumonia, Rabbit Fever, Skin Infection and Surgical Prophylaxis.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

D06AX07,J01GB03,S01AA11,S02AA14,S03AA06

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0001403-66-3

Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Aminoglycoside

Chemical Name

An antibiotic complex of three different closely related aminoglycoside sulfates, Gentamicin C₁, C₁a, and C₂, obtained from Micromonospora purpurea and related species.

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TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Prop.INNProposed International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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