Active factor (INN – International Non-proprietary Name)

Gentamicin (as sulfate)


Code ATC: J01GB03


Pharmacotherapeutic group

Antibiotics (group of aminoglycosides)


Pharmacological properties

It is antibiotic of aminoglycosides group. It acts bacteriostatical by inhibiting protein synthesis by ribosomes of bacteria. It has high activity against gram-negative aerobic bacteria – Escherichia coli, Shigella, Salmonella, Enterobacteriaceae, Klebsiella, Proteus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The drug is also active against gram-positive aerobic cocci – Staphylococcus (including those, which are resistant to penicillin), some strains of streptococci. Treponema pallidum, meningococci, and anaerobic microorganisms are resistant to the drug.


Indications for use

Treatment of bacterial infections: pyelonephritis, cystitis, pneumonia, pleural empyema, peritonitis, sepsis, meningitis, pyogenic infections of skin and soft tissues, infections of wounds and burns, etc., caused by microorganisms susceptible to the drug.


Pharmaceutical form

Solution for injection 4%, in ampoules of 2 ml.


Gentamicin sulfate

Local anaesthetic drugs
Nootropic drugs
Antihypertensive drugs
Drugs for a parenteral food
Medicines applied at poisonings and intoxications
Medicines for metabolic processes correction
Medicines for peripheric blood circulation
Mineral drugs, microcells
Salt solutions
Analgesic and antispasmodic drugs
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs