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    Streptomycin

    Information about Streptomycin

    Streptomycin uses

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

    How streptomycin works

    Streptomycin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

    Common side effects of streptomycin

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Skin rash, Balance disorder (loss of balance), Hearing loss

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    Expert advice for Streptomycin

    • Tell your doctor if you have hearing difficulties, nerve problems, muscle problems, Parkinson’s disease, pre-existing vertigo (spinning sensation) or kidney problems.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
    • Should not be given to patients allergic to streptomycin or any of its ingredients.

    Frequently asked questions for Streptomycin

    Streptomycin

    Q. Is Streptomycin bactericidal or bacteriostatic?
    Streptomycin is bactericidal
    Q. Is Streptomycin still used today?
    Antidiarrheal and parenteral preparations containing Streptomycin are banned.

    Content on this page was last updated on 28 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)