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Aminoglycosides

What are Aminoglycosides?

Aminoglycosides are a class of antibiotics used mainly in the treatment of aerobic gram-negative bacilli infections, although they are also effective against other bacteria including Staphylococci and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. They are often used in combination with other antibiotics.

Aminoglycosides are thought to work by inhibiting protein synthesis inside bacteria. Kill rates of bacteria are increased when higher concentrations of aminoglycosides are present; however, the margin between a safe and a toxic dose is narrow and monitoring is often needed, although once daily dosing increases the safety window. Impairment of kidney function and hearing loss are the most common side effects of aminoglycosides. Aminoglycosides tend to be used when other less toxic antibiotics are contraindicated or ineffective.

Aminoglycosides are not well absorbed when given by mouth, so need to be given by injection by healthcare personnel.

List of Aminoglycosides:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Humatin (Pro)
Generic name: paromomycin
4.0
2 reviews
Amikin (Pro)
Generic name: amikacin
2.5
1 review
Zemdri (Pro)
Generic name: plazomicin
No reviews
TOBI Podhaler (Pro)
Generic name: tobramycin
No reviews
Tobi (Pro)
Generic name: tobramycin
9.0
No reviews
Neo-Fradin (Pro)
Generic name: neomycin
No reviews
Nebcin
Generic name: tobramycin
No reviews
Kitabis Pak (Pro)
Generic name: tobramycin
No reviews
Kantrex (Pro)
Generic name: kanamycin
No reviews
Garamycin
Generic name: gentamicin
8.0
No reviews
Bethkis (Pro)
Generic name: tobramycin
No reviews
Arikayce
Generic name: amikacin liposome
No reviews
Amikin Pediatric
Generic name: amikacin
No reviews
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