Information about Kanamycin

Kanamycin Uses

Kanamycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis.

How Kanamycin works

Kanamycin is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects of Kanamycin

Hearing loss, Balance disorder (loss of balance), Renal impairment, Injection site pain
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Available Medicine for Kanamycin

KanamacMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
23 to ₹433 variant(s)
EfficinLupin Ltd
16 to ₹342 variant(s)
NeokanynNeon Laboratories Ltd
17 to ₹303 variant(s)
KancinAlembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
18 to ₹312 variant(s)

Expert advice for Kanamycin

  • Your doctor has prescribed Kanamycin to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • It is given by an injection into a muscle.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Kanamycin may cause dizziness.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood, urine, or hearing tests while you are on this medication.
  • Your doctor will ensure that you are well hydrated before and during treatment with this medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.
  • Discontinue Kanamycin and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

Frequently asked questions for Kanamycin

Kanamycin

Q. How long can Kanamycin be taken?

The usual course of treatment with Kanamycin is about 7 to 10 days. However, your doctor will decide your dose depending on the condition you are being treated for. Continue taking Kanamycin in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor to get maximum benefit. Do not alter the dose of the medicine on your own, consult your doctor first.

Q. Is Kanamycin safe?

Kanamycin is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How is Kanamycin administered?

Kanamycin should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Kanamycin.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, Kanamycin should be taken in the recommended dose only. Overdose of Kanamycin can increase the risks of side effects. If you experience an increase in the severity of your symptoms during the treatment, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Kanamycin?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Kanamycin?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, consult your doctor if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine. The doctor may modify the dose or suggest an alternative medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Kanamycin when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Kanamycin without consulting the doctor even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Therefore, for better and complete treatment, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.

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