Gentamicin sulfate

European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard

Gentamicin sulfate salt
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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the Issuing Pharmacopoeia. For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Mode of action: Gentamicin causes codon misreading by binding to the 30S ribosomal subunit, blocking the translocation of peptidyl-tRNA from the acceptor site to the donor site. The bactericidal effect of gentamicin on Pseudomonas aeruginosa is exerted by the binding of gentamicin to the outer membrane, where it displaces natural cations, destabilizes the membrane, and forms holes in the cell surface.

Antimicrobial spectrum: Includes Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, including strains resistant to tetracycline, chloramphenicol, kanamycin and colistin, particularly strains of Pseudomonas, Proteus, Staphylococcus and Streptococcus.


Unit quantity: 25 mg. Subject to change. The product is delivered as supplied by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. For the current unit quantity, please visit the EDQM reference subtance catalogue.


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NONH for all modes of transport

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Certificate of Analysis
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Quantitation of gentamicin sulfate in injectable solutions by capillary electrophoresis.
Flurer L C and Wolnik A K.
Journal of Chromatography A, 663(2), 259-263 (1994)
Arul Joseph et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 51(3), 521-531 (2009-10-10)
Gentamicin sulfate is a potent broad spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic which is used as an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. A reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatographic (RP-HPLC) method has been developed and validated to determine the...
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