Streptomycin

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Streptomycin is a water-soluble aminoglycoside derived from Streptomyces griseus. It is marketed as the sulfate salt of streptomycin. The chemical name of streptomycin sulfate is D-Streptamine, O-2-deoxy-2-(methylamino)-?-L-glucopyranosyl-(1?2)-O-5-deoxy-3-C-formyl-?-L-lyxofuranosyl-(1?4)-N,N1-bis(aminoiminomethyl)-,sulfate (2:3) (salt).The molecular formula for Streptomycin Sulfate is (C21H39N7O12)2-3H2SO4 and the molecular weight is 1457.41. It has the following structural formula:

Streptomycin  Structural Formula Illustration

Streptomycin for Injection, equivalent to 1 gram streptomycin /vial is supplied as a sterile nonpyrogenic lyophillized cake for intramuscular use after reconstitution. The lyophillized cake may reduce to a powder during shipping.

After reconstitution the pH range for Streptomycin for Injection should be between 4.5 and 7.0 in a solution containing 200 mg of streptomycin activity per mL.

What are the precautions when taking streptomycin (Streptomycin)?

See also Warning section.

Before using streptomycin injection, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g., tobramycin, gentamicin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney problems, hearing problems, severe loss of body water (dehydration), a certain muscle problem (myasthenia gravis), burns over a large area of skin, cystic fibrosis.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.

Caution is advised when using this drug...

Read All Potential Precautions of Streptomycin

What are the precautions when taking streptomycin (Streptomycin)?

See also Warning section.

Before using streptomycin injection, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g., tobramycin, gentamicin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney problems, hearing problems, severe loss of body water (dehydration), a certain muscle problem (myasthenia gravis), burns over a large area of skin, cystic fibrosis.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.

Caution is advised when using this drug...

Read All Potential Precautions of Streptomycin


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SIDE EFFECTS: See also Warning section.

Nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, or loss of appetite may occur. Pain/irritation/redness may occur at the injection site. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: muscle weakness, persistent diarrhea even after stopping this medication, easy bleeding/bruising, fast heartbeat, new signs of infections (e.g., high fever, persistent cough), change in the amount of urine, unusual tiredness.

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection. Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: See also Warning section.

Before using streptomycin injection, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g., tobramycin, gentamicin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney problems, hearing problems, severe loss of body water (dehydration), a certain muscle problem (myasthenia gravis), burns over a large area of skin, cystic fibrosis.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.

Caution is advised when using this drug in older adults because they may have decreased kidney function. Therefore, older adults may be more sensitive to the kidney and hearing side effects.

Streptomycin is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details.

This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.



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