Please note: This is for information only.

Refer to local guidelines for treatment recommendations

  • An aminoglycoside antibiotic, similar to gentamicin.
  • Can be nebulised or injected.
  • Intravenous use: 2 dosing options:
Once daily dosing see local policy 
Conventional dosing (tds or bd)


  • Monitor levels - See TDM guide for recommendations
  • As with all aminoglycosides, potentially nephrotoxic and ototoxic.

Main indications:

  • Microbiology advice

Active against most strains of:

  • Staphylococcus aureus – including MRSA
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella and other coliforms
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Not active against most strains of:

  • Streptococci
  • Enterococcus
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Haemophilus influenzae