Each ml solution contains: 100 mg gentamicin base (as sulphate).
Spectrum of activity:
Gentamicin is an antibiotic belonging to the group of aminoglycosides. It has bactericidal activity against Grampositive and Gramnegative bacteria (including: Rhodococcus equi, Enterobacter spp., Serratia spp., Proteus spp., Actinobacillus spp., Campylobacter fetus subsp, jejuni and staphylococci). Furthermore it is active against Pseudomonas spp., Salmonella spp., Klebsiella pneumonia., E. coli, Actinomyces pyogenes, Listeria monocytogenes, Pasteurella spp., and Treponema hyodysenteriae.
The antibiotic is also active against mycoplasmas. Gentamicin may be active against becteria, which are resistant to other aminoglycoside antibiotics (like neomycin, streptomycin, kanamycin).
Infections caused by micro-organisms, susceptible to gentamicin, like occurring in urogenital-, respiratory-, skin-, tissue-, uterus- and gastro-intestinal infections in cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and goats.
Hypersensitivity to aminoglycoside antibiotics, renal dysfuctions, vestibular-, ear- or visus dysfunctions, combinations with potential nephrotoxic or muscle paralyzing medicines. Only one half of the normal doses must be given to animals with impaired renal functions.
Kidney damage, and/or ototoxicity, with vestibular function being most often damage may occur when given at high doses and during long times, seldom: respiratory paralysis due to neuromuscular blockade (when given at very high doses) may occur.
Dosage and administration:
For intramuscular or intravenous administration:
Horses, cattle, foals, calves, pigs, sheep, goat:
Piglets, dogs, cats: 0.5 ml per 10 kg bodyweight.
These dosages preferably to be given twice on the first day, and afterwards once daily, during 2 days.
For intra-uterine application:
Horses (only during oestrus): acute metritis: 5 ml daily, during 3-5 days.
Chronic metritis: 20-25 ml daily, during 3-5 days.
Cows: 2 ml once, diluted with 16 ml of an isotonic saline (0.9%) solution.
For meat: 7 days.
For milk: 3 days.
Store between 15 ⁰C and 25 ⁰C and protected from light.
100 ml multidose vial.