Gentamicin (Cidomycin)

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What is the Generic Name for Cidomycin?

Gentamicin

What is the Trade Name for Gentamicin?

Cidomycin

What are the Indications of Gentamicin (Cidomycin)?

Treatment of gram negative infections when penicillin is ineffective

What are the Actions of Gentamicin (Cidomycin)?

Inhibits bacterial protein synthesis

What is the Therapeutic Class of Gentamicin (Cidomycin)?

Anti-infectives

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Gentamicin (Cidomycin)?

Aminoglycoside

What are the Nursing Considerations of Gentamicin (Cidomycin)?

  • Causes tinnitus-hearing loss/do not administer with penicillin
  • Use caution in renal impairment
  • Assess for infection
  • Obtain cultures prior to therapy
  • Monitor liver function tests
  • Monitor blood levels of drug

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