Aminoglycosides (Amikacin, Gentamicin, and Tobramycin)

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Your child needs to take a medicine called an aminoglycoside (say: a-MEE-noe-GLYE-koe-side). This information sheet explains what aminoglycosides do and how they are given to your child. It also explains what side effects, or problems, your child may have when they take this medicine.

Disclaimer: The information in this Family Med-aid is accurate at the time of printing. It provides a summary of information about aminoglycosides (amikacin, gentamicin, and tobramycin) and does not contain all possible information about this medicine. Not all side effects are listed. If you have any questions or want more information about aminoglycosides (amikacin, gentamicin, and tobramycin), speak to your healthcare provider. 

Last updated: April 15th 2015