Streptomac Injection

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Streptomac Information

Streptomac, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Injection. It is primarily used for the treatment of Tuberculosis. Secondary and off-label uses of Streptomac have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Streptomac is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Streptomac include Dizziness, Ringing in ears, Weakness. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Streptomac can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Streptomac are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Streptomac's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Streptomac's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Streptomac is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Dehydration, Kidney Disease, Parkinson's Disease are examples of such conditions. The section on Streptomac contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Streptomac have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Streptomac is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Streptomac Benefits & Uses

Streptomac is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Streptomac Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 g
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 g
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Streptomac Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Streptomac safe for pregnant women?


    Streptomac can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Streptomac safe during breastfeeding?


    Streptomac is completely safe for breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Streptomac on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Streptomac on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Streptomac on the Liver?


    Streptomac is completely safe for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Streptomac on the Heart?


    Streptomac is not harmful for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Streptomac with Other Drugs

Streptomac should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Streptomac Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Streptomac unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Streptomac

  • Is this Streptomac habit forming or addictive?


    Streptomac does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Streptomac can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Streptomac only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Streptomac cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Streptomac Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Streptomac


    Taking Streptomac with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Streptomac


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Streptomac.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Streptomycin

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 748-749

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 136-138



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