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Gentamicin

Aminoglycosides
CATEGORIES

Aminoglycosides


ALIASES

Celeston® valerat med gentamicin, Garamycin, Garamycin Schering-Plough, Garamycin®, Gensumycin®, Genta-CT, Gentamicin, Gentamicin APL, Gentamicin Ebb, Gentamicin Hospira, Gentamicin Injection, USP (Pediatric), Gentamicin Pos, Gentamicin Sulfate In 0,9% Sodium Chloride Injection, Gentamicin WZF Polfa, Gentamycin Infectopharm, Genticin, Infectogenta, Refobacin, Refobacin Creme, Septopal®, Septopal® Mini


SUBSTANCES

gentamicin, gentamicin sulphate


ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN: HIGH
A complex of three different closely related aminoglycoside sulfates, Gentamicins C1, C2, and C1a, obtained from Micromonospora purpurea and related species. They are broad-spectrum antibiotics, but may cause ear and kidney damage. They act to inhibit protein synthesis (genetic translation). [PubChem]

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HIGH

This substance is an antibiotic (also called, anti-bacterial agent). All antibiotics are suspected to cause antibiotic resistance and we should therefore try to limit releasing it to Nature via our wastewater streams.

Some key facts from WHO

  • Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. food security, and development today
  • Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.
  • Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.
  • A growing number of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea, and salmonellosis – are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective.
  • Antibiotic resistance leads to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality.
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