How Calcium interacts with Aminoglycosides

Interaction type: Depletions

Interaction rating: Proven

A study has reported that treatment with high doses of gentamicin cause hypocalcemia. Supplementation with the affected nutrient may be 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.