An aminoglycoside, broad-spectrum antibiotic produced by Streptomyces tenebrarius. It is effective against gram-negative bacteria, especially the pseudomonas species. It is a 10% component of the antibiotic complex, nebramycin, produced by the same species. [PubChem]
LD50=441mg/kg (s.c. in mice)
For the treatment of pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections. Also being investigated for use in the treatment of sinus infections.