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What are some common medications to treat serratia?

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Common medications to treat Serratia include gentamicin by injection, amikacin by injection and Fortaz intravenously for Serratia Septicemia, according to WebMD. Common treatment of Serratia Osteomyelitis includes oral or intravenous doses of ciprofloxacin. There are 14 species of the genus Serratia, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

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Gentamicin is an antibiotic that doctors administer for seven to 10 days to treat serious bacterial infections, according to Drugs.com. Kidney disease patients may experience hearing loss and nerve damage if they take gentamicin or amikacin, a drug similar to gentamicin. Ciprofloxacin is a bacteria-fighting drug in the class of fluoroquinolones. Organ transplant recipients, patients taking steroids and people age 60 or older who take ciproflxacin may experience tearing or swelling of their tendons, especially in their heels.

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