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Generic Name
Gentamycin Sulphate
Trade Name
Gentam 80
Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Aminoglycoside antibiotic.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Causes fetal nephrotoxicity in animals.
  • Crosses human placenta.
  • No adequate human data but suggested possible association with fetal renal cystic dysplasia when used with prednisolone.
  • Possible cause of fetal eighth cranial nerve toxicity.
  • It potentiates the muscular weakness of magnesium sulphate in neonates exposed to both drugs in utero.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk in small amounts.
  • Possible cause of bloody diarrhea in nursing infants.
  • Other Trade Names
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