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

Drug information on Capreomycin (Capreomycin) from Sanjivani Perenteral Ltd.


Sanjivani Perenteral Ltd.
Generic : Capreomycin
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Medical Condition(s) for which Capreomycin may be prescribed

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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use Capreomycin?

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

When is Capreomycin not to be taken? (Contraindications)


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.

Other Precautions for Capreomycin

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

Storage Conditions for Capreomycin

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

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