KANAMYCIN

(KAN a MYE sin) Brand: Kantrex

What is the most significant information I must know about kanamycin?

• Do not use this medicine without telling your doctor if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn child. Use effective birth control, and speak your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.

• You must not use this medicine if you are allergic to kanamycin or any another type of aminoglycoside, including amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin), neomycin (Mycifradin, Neo-Fradin, (Neo-Tab), netilmicin (Netromycin), paromomycin (Humatin, Paromycin), streptomycin, or tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi).

• Till using kanamycin, speak your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have kidney malady, asthma or sulfite allergy, or a muscle mess such as myasthenia gravis.

• To be certain this medicine is not causing deleterious effects, your kidney function will need to be tested on a regular basis. Your hearing may also need to be checked. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.

Use this medicine for the full predesigned length of time. Your symptoms may improve till the infection is completely cleared. Kanamycin will not treat a viral infection such as the general cool or flu.

• Stop using this medication if you have a serious side effect such as hearing loss, ringing in your ears, spinning sensation, problems with balance, numbness or tingling, muscle twitching, seizure (convulsions), or urinating smaller than normal or not at all.

What is kanamycin?

Kanamycin is in a group of drugs called aminoglycosides (a-MEEN-oh-GLY-koe-sides). It fights bacteria in the body.

Kanamycin is used to treat serious infections caused by bacteria.

Kanamycin may also be used for another purposes not listed in this medicine guide.

What must I discuss with my health care provider till using kanamycin?

• You must not use this medicine if you are allergic to kanamycin or any another type of aminoglycoside, including:

· amikacin (Amikin),

· gentamicin (Garamycin),

· neomycin (Mycifradin, Neo-Fradin, Neo-Tab),

· netilmicin (Netromycin),

· paromomycin (Humatin, Paromycin),

· streptomycin, or

· tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi).

• Till using kanamycin, speak your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

· kidney disease;

· asthma or a sulfite allergy; or

· a muscle mess such as myasthenia gravis.

• If you have any of these conditions, you may need a doze adjustment or particular trials to safely use kanamycin.

• FDA pregnancy category D. This medicine can reason harm to an unborn child. Do not use kanamycin without telling your doctor if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn child. Use effective birth control, and speak your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.

Kanamycin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing child. Do not use this medicine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is kanamycin given?

Kanamycin is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein or a muscle. Your doctor, nurse, or another healthcare provider will give you this injection. You may be shown how to use your medication at house. Do not self-inject this medication if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of needles, IV tubing, and another items used in giving the medicine.

• This medication should be given slowly when given through an IV infusion, and can take up to 60 minutes to complete.

• Do not draw your kanamycin doze into a syringe before you are ready to give yourself an injection. Do not use the medicine if it has changed colors or has any particles in it. Call your doctor for a new prescription.

• Use every disposable needle only one time. Throw away used needles in a puncture-proof container (ask your pharmacist where you can get one and how to dispose of it). Hold this container out of the reach of children and pets.

• To be certain this medicine is not causing deleterious effects, your kidney function will need to be tested on a regular basis. Your hearing may also need to be checked. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.

Use this medicine for the full predesigned length of time. Your symptoms may improve till the infection is completely cleared. Kanamycin will not treat a viral infection such as the general cool or flu.

• Store kanamycin at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

• Use the missed doze as soon as you remember. If it is nearly time for your following doze, wait before then to use the medication and skip the missed doze. Do not use extra medication to create up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

• Search abnormal medical attention if you think you have used too many of this medicine.

• Overdose symptoms may include hearing problems, ringing in your ears, dizziness or problems with balance, or seizure (convulsions).

What must I avoid while using kanamycin?

• Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using kanamycin.

What are the possible side effects of kanamycin?

• Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Stop using kanamycin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

· changes in your hearing;

· spinning sensation, problems with balance;

· ringing or roaring sound in your ears;

· numbness or tingling of your skin;

· muscle twitching, seizure (convulsions); or

· urinating smaller than normal or not at all.

• Smaller serious side effects may include:

· pain or irritation where the injection was given;

· mild skin rash;

· headache;

· fever; or

· nausea, vomiting.

• This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Speak your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What another drugs will affect kanamycin?

Kanamycin can be deleterious to the kidneys, and these effects are heighten when it is used together with another medicines that can harm the kidneys. Till using kanamycin, speak your doctor if you are also using:

· any another type of antibiotic;

· lithium (Lithobid);

· a diuretic (water pill);

· methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);

· pain or arthritis medicines such as aspirin (Anacin, Excedrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), etodolac (Lodine), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and others;

· medicines used to treat ulcerative colitis, such as mesalamine (Pentasa) or sulfasalazine (Azulfidine);

· medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, such as sirolimus (Rapamune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);

· antiviral medicines such as adefovir (Hepsera), cidofovir (Vistide), or foscarnet (Foscavir); or

· cancer medication such as aldesleukin (Proleukin), carmustine (BiCNU, Gliadel), cisplatin (Platinol), ifosfamide (Ifex), oxaliplatin (Eloxatin), plicamycin (Mithracin), streptozocin (Zanosar), or tretinoin (Vesanoid).

• You may need doze adjustments or particular trials when taking any of these medications together with kanamycin.

• This list is not complete and there may be another drugs that can interact with kanamycin. Speak your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal commodity, and drugs predesigned by another doctors. Do not start a new medicine without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

• Your pharmacist can provide more information about kanamycin.

Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.

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