What is it?
Gentamicin sulfate is a topical and systemic broad spectrum antibiotic with bactericidal action.

How can I avoid it?
Skin contact with gentamicin sulfate is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing gentamicin sulfate should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the U.S. for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skin care products for this ingredient. If here is no information ask your pharmacist or call the company directly. At work, request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

  • Intraoperative medication
  • Ophthalmic medication
  • Topical antibiotic creams and ointments
Other names for Gentamicin Sulfate:
  • Gentamicin
  • Garamycin®
  • Genoptic®
  • Gentacidin
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Neomycin


How safe is it?

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