What are possible adverse effects of IV gentamicin in the treatment of cat scratch disease (CSD)?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The dose of intravenous gentamicin is 3-7.5 mg/kg/d orally every 8 hours. Serious toxic effects from these drugs are not common. Gentamicin may cause nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity. Aminoglycoside therapy is recommended for endocarditis.


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