STREPTOMYCIN (strep toe MYE sin) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
This medicine is for injection into a muscle. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
change in amount or color of urine
change in hearing
loss of balance
pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
pain or swelling at site where injected
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
other aminoglycoside antibiotics
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
birth control pills
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to streptomycin, other aminoglycosides or medicines, sulfites, foods, dyes or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Your condition, including your hearing and lab work, will be monitored while you are taking this medicine.