Streptomycin is used to treat infections such as tuberculosis, bacterial endocarditis i.e,infection of heart walls, bacteremia i.e,presence of bacteria in blood, meningitis i.e,viral or bacterial infection in brai), pneumonia, brucellosis and tularemia i.e,infectious diseases spread through animals, urinary tract infections and plague
Mechanism of Action
Streptomycin resembles to the class of drugs known asaminoglycosides
It works by killing sensitive bacteria by stopping the production of essential proteins needed by the bacteria to survive
Adults: For moderate to severe infections, the recommended dose is 1 to 2 grams in divided doses every six to twelve hours. Doses should not exceed 2 grams per day.
Children: 20 to 40 mg/kg/day (8 to 20 mg/lb/day) in divided doses every 6 to 12 hours
Please consultyour doctor if you have hearing difficulties, nerve problems, muscle problems, Parkinson’s disease, pre-existing vertigo (spinning sensation) or kidney problems.
Please consultyour doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Avoid taking of this drugto patients allergic to streptomycin or any of its ingredients