Gentamicin ear drops and ototoxicity: update

Stockwell, Margaret
January 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/09/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 1, p93
Academic Journal
Reports that aminoglycoside ear drops, including those containing gentamicin, may cause adverse reactions. Potential for ototoxicity when administered in the presence of a tympanic membrane perforation; Statement that, as of January, 2001, vestibulotoxicity may be unrecognized and underreported; Opinion that clinical uses of aminoglycoside ear drops should be limited to topical treatment of lesions in the external ear canal.


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