How Calcium interacts with Aminoglycosides

Interaction type: Depletions

Interaction rating: Proven

A study has shown that gentamicin reduces the amount of calcium in the body. Check with your healthcare professional to determine if supplementation with this nutrient is necessary. (1)

These drugs include streptomycin, kanamycin, gentamicin, tobramycin, amakacin, netilmicin, neomycin, paromomycin


  1. View Abstract: Kelnar CJ, et al. Hypomagnesaemic Hypocalcaemia with Hypokalaemia Caused by Treatment with High Dose Gentamicin. Arch Dis Child. Oct1978;53(10):817-20.