Brand Names:
Gentamicin sulfate, Gentak, Genoptic


Drug Type: Antibiotic

Gentamicin (Gentamicin sulfate, Gentak, Genoptic)


Gentamicin (Gentamicin sulfate, Gentak, Genoptic) is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is used in the treatment of serious infections caused by Proteus species, E. coli, Klebsiella-Enterobactor-Serratia species, Citrobacter species, Staphylococcus species, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Caution. Due to the potential toxic side effects, this drug should only be given to poultry with life-threatening infections and which are resistant to less toxic antibiotics or amikacin. It can cause deafness and kidney disease.
Comes as an injectable solution (50 mg/ml) that can be given orally, intranasally, for nebulization, or topically. It also comes as an ophthalmic ointment or optic solution (3 mg/ml) which can be given topically or intranasally, for nebulization, or topically. When used for nebulization, 1 ml of the injectable solution can be mixed with 10 ml of saline and nebulized for 15 minutes.
  • Renal damage