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General Information on Capreomycin

Generic Name : Capreomycin

Pronunciation : KAP-ree-oh-MYE-sin

Latest prescription information about Capreomycin. 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

Trade Names/Brand Names of Capreomycin

Why is Capreomycin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a peptide antibiotic, prescribed for tuberculosis. It stops the growth of tuberculosis cells. 

When should Capreomycin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Capreomycin?

Adult: IV/IM 1 g/day for 2-4 month, then 2 or 3 times/wk for the remainder of the therapy. Max: 20 mg/kg/day.

How should Capreomycin be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider.

What are the warnings and precautions for Capreomycin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney impairment; who are taking other anti-TB drugs, children, pregnancy, lactation, hearing trouble, dehydration, and decreased level of potassium in blood.

• Hearing evaluations should be conducted at the start of and at regular intervals during treatment.

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Do not use contaminated solution of this medication.

What are the side effects of Capreomycin?

  Most Common: Kidney/liver impairment, electrolyte disturbances, hearing loss, ringing in the ear, fainting, decreased in white blood cells, hives, rashes, pain and bleeding at injection site and localized swelling.

What are the other precautions for Capreomycin?

Take full course of medication.
Monitor liver, kidney function, and minerals level in blood regularly while taking this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Capreomycin?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 30°C). Keep away from children.

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