This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.
Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
The toxic effects of gentamicin and vancomycin may be additive.
What might happen:
You may experience nausea, vomiting, rash, itching, a change in hearing, or numbness.
What you should do about this interaction:
Contact your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) right away about taking these medicines together.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines before checking with them first.
1.Gentamicin injection B.P. Australian prescribing information. Pharmacia September, 2002.
2.Gentamicin injection UK summary of product characteristics. Mayne Pharma Plc February, 2004.