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Dizziness after a course of gentamycin and levofloxacine. Why the vertigo?

my dad has been feeling dizzy after a course of gentamycin and levofloxacine for 2 weeks. he has been feeling vertigo after that for the last 2 months... he is now vomiting and sleeping a lot. could it be any brain damage or toxicity from the gentamicyn? if so, what can we do to help him? Note: he has meniere syndrome among other disiases. he takes beta histin 16 mg twice a day but it hasnt helped the vertigo...
Asked On : Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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Yes this seems as a typical case of otto toxicity from prolonged use of gentamicyn. It is well known that when the gentamicyn is used more then a week especially in high risk patient (as your father suffering from meniere syndrome) the otto toxicity and renal failure are the most common side effects.
I recommend that your father should go to a ENT specialist and perform the Audiograme, and also the creatinemia and blood urea should been check.
Answered: Sun, 29 Sep 2013
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