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What is the mechanism of action of gentamicin?

What is the mechanism of action of gentamicin?

Gentamicin is bactericidal and is a broad spectrum antibiotic (except against streptococci and anaerobic bacteria). Its mechanism of action involves inhibition of bacterial protein synthesis by binding to 30S ribosomes.

What is the indication of gentamicin?

Gentamicin (gentamicin injection pediatric) Injection is indicated in the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible strains of the following microorganisms: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus species (indole-positive and indole-negative), Escherichia coli, Klebsiella-Enterobacter-Serratia species, Citrobacter …

What 3 drugs are classified as aminoglycosides?

The aminoglycoside class of antibiotics consists of many different agents. In the United States, gentamicin, tobramycin, amikacin, plazomicin, streptomycin, neomycin, and paromomycin are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are available for clinical use.

What kind of bacteria does gentamicin treat?

Gentamicin is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic that is most effective against aerobic gram-negative rods. Gentamicin is also used in combination with other antibiotics to treat infections caused by gram positive organisms such as Staphylococcus aureus and certain species of streptococci.

What class of drug is gentamicin?

Gentamicin belongs to the class of medicines known as aminoglycoside antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, this medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.

Is gentamycin and gentamicin same antibiotic?

Gentamicin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. Gentamicin is used to treat severe or serious bacterial infections. Gentamicin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How is gentamicin given?

Gentamicin is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria. Gentamicin can be taken in multiple ways. It can be given in the form of eye drops and eye ointment for eye infections; topical cream, ointment and powder for skin infections; an injection for systemic infections.