Kanamycin - Drug Information

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General Information on Kanamycin

Generic Name : Kanamycin

Pronunciation : kan-aah-my-sin.

Latest prescription information about Kanamycin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Why is Kanamycin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an aminoglycoside antibiotic, prescribed for serious bacterial infections. It fights bacteria in the body.

When should Kanamycin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

It should not be used in long-term treatment. Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Kanamycin?

Adult- IM/IV- The recommended dose is 500mg to 1gm per day in divided doses.

How should Kanamycin be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Kanamycin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of dehydration, brain nerve damage, myasthenia gravis, Parkinson disease, kidney failure, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
It may lead to dehydration; drink plenty of fluid.

What are the side effects of Kanamycin?

   Severe Effects : Ear damage, kidney damage and paralysis.
   General : Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, pain, redness or swelling at the injection site.

What are the other precautions for Kanamycin?

Extreme caution needed for newborns.
Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Kanamycin?

Store it at room temperature (15 to 30C).

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