Gentamicin Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if you have any hearing problems or problems passing urine.
This medicine may cause a decrease in vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. You should make sure that you get enough vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Itching, redness, swelling, or other sign of irritation not present before use of this medicine
redness of eye, eyelid, or inner lining of eyelid
Black, tarry stools; blood in urine or stools; or unusual bleeding or swelling
blurred vision, eye pain, sensitivity to light, and/or tearing
seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Burning or stinging
After application, eye ointments usually cause your vision to blur for a few minutes.
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.