Injudicious use of Ototoxic Drugs

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Javed Zaman
Muhammad Sharif
Fazal Sattar


The study covers twenty cases of ototoxicity caused by injudicious use of ototoxic drug "Gentamicin" over a period of two years i.e. from August 1993 to August 1995 in the ENT department HSTH Peshawar. These cases recived aminoglycoside, Gentamicin for minor illness and the dose and duration of the drug was found to be irrational. Thedrug was administered mostly by unqualified private practitioners to patients mostly of lower socioeconomic class. The degree of ototoxicity was from moderate to severe.

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Zaman J, Sharif M, Sattar F. Injudicious use of Ototoxic Drugs. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 28 [cited 2022 Nov. 26];9(2). Available from:
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