Generic Name : Spectinomycin Pronunciation : speck TIH no my sin Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics ICD Code : Y40.5
India- Myspec, Spectin, Trobicin.
International- Trobicin. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an aminocyclitol antibiotic, prescribed for gonorrhea. It fights bacteria in the body. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: IM – The recommended dose is 2 gm as single dose. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into a large muscle. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
* It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Dizziness, nausea, hives, chills, fever, headache, sleeplessness, mild to moderate pain after injection.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (20° to 25°C).
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