The Gentamicin Test Kit is a competitive chromatographic immunoassay for the semi-quantitative detection of the presence of Gentamicin in milk specimen.
Gentamicin can cause inner ear problems and kidney problems.The inner ear problems can include problems with balance and hearing loss. These problems may be permanent. If used during pregnancy, it can cause harm to the developing baby. However, it appears to be safe for use during breastfeeding. Gentamicin is a type of aminoglycoside. It works by disrupting the ability of the bacteria to make proteins, which typically kills the bacteria.
Adverse effects of gentamicin can range from less severe reactions, such as nausea and vomiting, to more severe reactions including:
Low blood cell counts
Nerve damage (neuropathy)
Kidney damage (nephrotoxicity)
Ear disorders (ototoxicity)
Nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity are thought to be dose related with higher doses causing greater chance of toxicity. These two toxicities may have delayed presentation, sometimes not appearing until after completing treatment.