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Kanamycin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Kanamycin

Generic Name : Kanamycin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Kanamycin are provided here.
Pronunciation : kan-aah-my-sin.
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Kanamycin, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y40.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Kanamycin

India : 

International : 


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 be taken? (Contraindications)

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

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 for Kanamycin?

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

Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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