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Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using streptomycin sulfate powder for injections.
Indications and Usage
Streptomycin is indicated for the treatment of individuals with moderate to severe infections caused by susceptible strains of microorganisms. It is used to treat Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other infections.
It is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to aminoglycosides antibiotics.
Do not take streptomycin sulfate if:
- You are allergic to streptomycin sulfate;
- You have a bacterial infection or a prophylactic indication.
Streptomycin can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman because streptomycin readily crosses the placental barrier and is toxic to the fetus. This drug is excreted in the breast milk therefore administration of the medication is not advisable. Consult your doctor or healthcare professional before administering the injection.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. The usual adult dose is 1 to 2g in divided doses every six to twelve hours for moderate to severe infections. Doses should generally not exceed 2g per day.
The usual dosage for pediatric patients is 20 to 40mg/kg per day in divided doses every 6 to 12 hours.
This drug may have possible interactions with other drugs such as ethacrynic acid, furosemide, mannitol, and possibly other diuretics.
Consult your doctor about medications you are taking or existing medical conditions you have before you begin treatment with streptomycin sulfate.
Symptoms of overdose include trouble breathing and passing out. These symptoms should be reported to a medical professional. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical help immediately.
Streptomycin sulfate adminstartion might lead to some adverse reactions such as vestibular ototoxicity, paresthesia of face, rash, fever, urticarial, angioneurotic edema, and eosinophilia.
The following reactions are less frequent: cochlear ototoxicity (deafness), exfoliative dermatitis, anaphylaxis, azotemia, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, pancytopenia, hemolytic anemia, muscular weakness, and amblyopia.