Streptomycin: instructions for use, indications, price

Indications for use

"Streptomycin" acts on bacteria that cause salmonellosis, escherichia, staphylococcus, diphtheria and tuberculosis. Less active is the cure for streptococcus bacteria. Diseases caused by the above-mentioned bacteria serve as a pretext for prescribing Streptomycin.

Additionally, the drug is prescribed to patients suffering from various types of infections: intestinal, urinary tract, as well as endocarditis, plague, tularemia and other equally serious diseases.

The drug is available in the form of a powder intended for the preparation of a solution, which is then injected into a patient intravenously. The doctor may prescribe injections of the drug intramuscularly, the drug may be injected into the trachea, as well as intracavernosal.

Before the injection, the drug must be diluted. In this case, the solvent is simple water, sometimes supplied with medicine.


In the diagnosis of certain diseases or conditions of the body, the appointment of Streptomycin should be excluded. The ban list includes the following:

  • pregnancy;
  • renal pathology;
  • cardiovascular failure;
  • breast-feeding;
  • myasthenia gravis

When diagnosing one or more conditions of the body, the doctor must prescribe analogues of Streptomycin. These are "Streptomycin-KMP" and "Streptomycin-calcium chloride complex".

Side effects

When treating "Streptomycin" keep in mind that he has a lot of side effects that can manifest from the nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, urinary system, as well as the senses. As an example of unwanted conditions can be identified:

  • nausea and vomiting;
  • disruption of the vestibular apparatus;
  • hearing loss;
  • change in frequency of urination;
  • itching;
  • hyperemia at the injection site.

If any of the side effects occur, you should consult with the specialist who prescribed the treatment. He will either stop therapy with Streptomycin, or reduce the dosage, or prescribe one of the analogues as a replacement.

special instructions

Simultaneous use of Streptomycin and drugs from the group of aminoglycosides, polymyxins, or the specific drug Capreomycin may trigger a nephrotoxic effect on the body.

Therapy with Streptomycin and drugs that block neuromuscular transmission may cause increased muscle blockade.

Cost of

Depending on the dosage, the manufacturer of the medicine, the specific pharmacy and the city where the purchase is made, the price of the medicine may vary. But, in spite of everything, the cost of the drug is very small and ranges from 5 to 20 rubles per bottle.

The drug is sold only by prescription, which must be properly arranged.

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