Gentamicin and Betamethasone: What they are used for and how they are used

is an antibiotic belonging to the aminoglycoside family. It is available in pharmaceutical preparations both alone and in combination with betamethasone (a steroid-type anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of inflammatory and allergic manifestations).

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In reality, gentamicin is a mixture of several antibiotic molecules whose main components are gentamicin C-1, gentamicin C-1a and gentamicin C-2.

Gentamicin associated with betamethasone is available as a cream for skin use. All medicines formulated as topical creams containing the aforementioned active ingredients can be dispensed in pharmacies only upon presentation of a specific repeatable medical prescription (RR). Being classified as class C drugs, their cost is fully borne by the citizen.

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