Spectrum Of Activity
Primary: Urinary infections including urosepsis
Empiric therapy of severely ill patients with suspected Gram-negative infections (including Pseudomonas)
Does not cover Gram-positives, anaerobes or atypical microbes
Neuromuscular blockade agents - Respiratory paralysis.
Formal audiology assessment if planning to use aminoglycoside for 14d or if symptoms develop.
Inform patient of risk of ototoxicity and to report any symptoms immediately.
Antimicrobial class: Aminoglycoside
Pregnancy category: D
Average serum half life: 3 hours
Biliary penetration: Moderate
CSF penetration: Poor
Lung penetration: Therapeutic
Urine penetration: Therapeutic