Streptomycin for Treating Infections

Streptomycin is used for treating moderate to severe tuberculosis, tularemia, plague, brucellosis, etc. Why is Streptomycin Prescribed? (Indications)
This medication is an aminoglycoside indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe infections caused by susceptible strains of mycobacterium tuberculosis and other bacteria.
Tuberculosis:
This medication is usually administered daily as a single intra muscular injection. A total dose of not more than 120 g over the course of therapy should be given unless there are no other therapeutic options. In patients older than 60 years of age the drug should be used at a reduced dosage due to the risk of increased toxicity.
Streptomycin therapy should be terminated when toxic symptoms, organism resistant have appeared or when full treatment effect has been obtained. The total treatment period of tuberculosis is minimum one year. Tularemia: One to two grams daily in divided doses for 7 to 14 days until the patient is feverless for 5 to 7 days.
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