Hearing loss-linked drug made safer

A safer version of a potent antibiotic for serious infections that often causes hearing loss has been developed by scientists.

An estimated 20% to 60% of all patients treated with aminoglycoside antibiotics – including newborn babies – experience partial or complete deafness, which is irreversible.

Now researchers have produced a modified version of one of the drugs that works effectively in mice without causing hearing loss or kidney damage, another common side effect.


Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-2895031/Hearing-loss-linked-drug-safer.html