Gentamicin

C. diff Risk

Low

Oral Bioavailability

NA

Approximate Cost

NA

General Information

Drug Monitoring

  • Baseline serum creatinine. If normal and stable, repeat once weekly.

  • Recommended gentamicin level(s) as above. Once targeted levels achieved and serum creatinine stable, repeat once weekly.

  • Audiology consult recommended if IV aminoglycoside therapy is expected to continue for greater than 14 days. Repeat every 7 days.

NOTE: For frequency adjustment due to renal dysfunction, consult clinical pharmacist.