What is streptomycin?

The Streptomycin is used in the treatment of tuberculosis and other bacterial infections .

What is streptomycin?

Streptomycin is an antibiotic that destroys bacteria sensitive to its action, as it blocks the synthesis of proteins that are necessary for the survival of the bacterium. It is an antibiotic from the class of aminoglycosides.

How is Streptomycin taken?

Streptomycin is usually given by injection , administered by a doctor.

Side effects of Streptomycin

The main side effect of Streptomycin is diarrhea .

A doctor should be contacted as soon as possible in case of:

  • rash
  • urticaria
  • breathing difficulties
  • feeling of tightness in the chest
  • swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
  • burning, numbness or tingling
  • balance problems
  • noises in the ears
  • convulsions
  • symptoms of kidney problems (changes in urination or urine)
  • breathing difficulties
  • tic
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • temperature
  • headache
  • hearing loss
  • muscle weakness
  • nausea
  • tiredness or weakness
  • He retched

Warnings on the use of streptomycin

In case of kidney problems , Streptomycin can cause nerve toxicities . In some cases, the administration of Streptomycin has been associated with severe muscle or respiratory problems. Long-term use of this antibiotic can also cause a second infection.

Before starting Streptomycin treatment, it is essential to tell your doctor:

  • of any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or any other drug (in particular to other antibiotics) or food;
  • of the other medicines, phytotherapics and supplements you are taking, in particular other Aminoglycosides, Amphotericin B, Bacitracin, Cephalosporins, Cisplatin, Colistin, Cyclosporine, diuretics, Mannitol, Fans, Paromomycin, Polymyxin B, Vancomycin or Viomycin;
  • if you suffer (or have suffered) from hearing problems, nerves or muscles, Parkinson’s or kidney problems;
  • in case of dehydration ;
  • if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .

Your doctor, surgeon and dentist should always be informed of taking Streptomycin.

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