Application: Tuberculosis infection (tuberculosis) – serious infections (eg Mycobacterium avium, tularemia, endocarditis, plague)
Drug forms of streptomycin
- Injectable vial
Streptomycin Drug Information
Streptomycin is used to treat tuberculosis. It is used in combination with other medicines to treat active infections (tuberculosis) If you can not use other medicines to treat TB or if you have a type of tuberculosis that cannot be treated with other medicines (drug resistant TB), Your doctor will prescribe streptomycin for you. Streptomycin belongs to a class of drugs known as aminoglycoside antibiotics. It cures infection by killing the organisms that cause the infection. Streptomycin is also used to treat other serious infections (such as Mycobacterium avium, tularemia, endocarditis, plague) in combination with other drugs.
The correct amount and method of taking streptomycin
- Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get medication information about the drug and to be aware of its possible side effects.
- The dose and amount of Streptomycin varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your lung doctor has told you. This drug is usually
- This medicine is injected subcutaneously under the supervision of a doctor. Be careful not to inject this medicine into the affected areas of the skin.
- The dose of this drug depends on the patient’s weight, condition and recovery process, but is usually injected once a day for the first two months.And then it continues for up to 9 months for the treatment of tuberculosis, which is injected 2-3 times a week in the following months according to the doctor’s instructions.
- To improve the effectiveness of the antibiotic streptomycin, inject the drug daily, at certain times of the day.
- If you want to inject streptomycin yourself at home, be sure to learn how to inject.
- Stop taking the medicine as long as it is prescribed for you. Early discontinuation of the drug may lead to recurrence of the infection.
- If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it;But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.
Contraindications to streptomycin
- Note the expiration date of streptomycin and do not take it if it has expired.
- Never give Streptomycin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Check for streptomycin drug interactions and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug,Talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Streptomycin use during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor.
The effect of Streptomycin on driving
Streptomycin does not cause drowsiness, but if you have any of these symptoms, avoid driving or operating machinery until these symptoms have resolved.
Drug interaction of streptomycin
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: Amphotericin B, high doses of aspirin and NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen.
Although most antibiotics are unlikely to affect pregnancy control, antibiotics such as rifampin and rifabutin reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. Consult your doctor before using antibiotics.
Warning about Streptomycin
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking streptomycin:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
- If you have any kidney problems.
- If you have hearing problems.
- If you are dehydrated.
- If you have a specific muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).
- If you have cystic fibrosis.
- If a large area of your skin is burned.
- If you are taking certain medications.These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.
Side effects of streptomycin
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects.
Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking this medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.
- Pain and redness at the injection site
- Stomach ache
- Decreased appetite
- Abnormal fatigue, fever, diarrhea, kidney problems such as changes in urine volume, muscle weakness, chills, irregular heartbeat: In this case, see a doctor immediately.
- Allergic skin rash, shortness of breath: This medicine may cause allergies in you, if you have such side effects, see a doctor immediately.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Streptomycin.
Complications of Streptomycin Overdose (Streptomycin Poisoning)
- Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- If you feel that someone has been poisoned and has symptoms such as severe drowsiness, slow, shallow breathing, inability to move. If you see shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting) in him, call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of Streptomycin
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.