Possible Uses:Prevent or treat bacterial infections.
Possible Side Effects:Rash, vein irritation, decrease in kidney function, stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, ringing in the ears, hearing difficulties. If patient is allergic, may cause swollen face, throat or lips, breathing difficulties. If infused too quickly, may cause a flushing and reddening of the skin. This is known as 'red man's syndrome' and is not an allergic reaction.
Last updated on 02/01/2010