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  1. Streptomycin Benefits & Uses
  2. Streptomycin Dosage & How to Take
  3. Streptomycin Side Effects
  4. Streptomycin Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Streptomycin with Other Drugs
  6. Streptomycin Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Streptomycin
  8. Streptomycin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Streptomycin Benefits & Uses

Streptomycin is used to treat the following -

  1. Bacterial Infections
  2. Tuberculosis Primary
  3. Endocarditis
  4. Plague
  5. Tularemia
  6. Pneumonia
  7. Meningitis
  8. Brucellosis
  9. Chancroid

Streptomycin 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.

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Ingredients of Streptomycin

Streptomycin

Streptomycin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Streptomycin is used -

  1. Dizziness Common
  2. Ringing in ears
  3. Weakness
  4. Rash
  5. Injection Site Allergic Reaction
  6. Paresthesia
  7. Urticaria
  8. Chills
  9. Chest Pain Common
  10. Nausea or vomiting
  11. Sore throat
  12. Difficulty urinating

Streptomycin Related Warnings

Is the use of Streptomycin safe for pregnant women?

Streptomycin has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Streptomycin without medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Streptomycin safe during breastfeeding?

Streptomycin does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

Safe

What is the effect of Streptomycin on the Kidneys?

Streptomycin may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Streptomycin on the Liver?

Using Streptomycin does not have any harmful effects on the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Streptomycin on the Heart?

Streptomycin is completely safe for the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Streptomycin with Other Drugs

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

Tacrolimus

Bacitracin

Capreomycin

Furosemide

Streptomycin Contraindications

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

  1. Dehydration
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Parkinson's Disease
  4. Ulcerative Colitis
  5. Gastritis
  6. Sexually transmitted diseases
  7. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)

Frequently asked Questions about Streptomycin

Is this Streptomycin habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Streptomycin.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Streptomycin you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Streptomycin should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Streptomycin cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

No

Streptomycin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Streptomycin

Taking Streptomycin with food is safe.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Streptomycin

It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Streptomycin and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Streptomycin
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 748-749
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 136-138
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