Capastat Sulfate (Injection)

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what is the mechanism if action & the drug interactions of capreomycin

plz i want to know the mode of action & the drug interaction of capreomycin very very soon because i need it in a search in my faculty thanks alot
by ahmed in cairo ,egypt, 11/17/2006

Capastat Sulfate (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Capastat Sulfate (Injection)

Capastat Sulfate (Injection) Medication Classification


Capastat Sulfate (Injection) Brandname

Capastat Sulfate

Capastat Sulfate (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Capreomycin (kap-ree-oh-MYE-sin) Treats tuberculosis (TB).

When To Not Use Capastat Sulfate (Injection)

You should not get this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to capreomycin.

How Should You Use Capastat Sulfate (Injection)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • Keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor ordered, even if you feel better. If you stop the medicine too soon, your infection may not completely go away.
  • An IM injection is a shot given in your muscle (upper arm, thigh, or buttocks).
  • This medicine should be given by a nurse or other caregiver trained to give IM shots. Sometimes you, a family member, or a friend can be taught to give your medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Give the shot as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Capastat Sulfate (Injection) Storage

Store Capastat Sulfate (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Capastat Sulfate (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Capastat Sulfate (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also being given injections of amikacin (Amikin®), gentamicin, kanamycin (Kantrex®), netilmicin (Netromycin®), streptomycin, tobramycin, or vancomycin.

Capastat Sulfate (Injection) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before you are given this medicine.
  • This medicine may cause hearing loss. Your doctor may want to test your hearing before you start your treatments with capreomycin and while you are being treated.
  • Capreomycin may also cause problems with your kidneys. You may need to have blood tests to make sure your kidneys are working properly before and during the time you are given this medicine.
  • Before you get this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you already have hearing problems, kidney disease, or any allergies, especially any allergic reactions to medicine.

Capastat Sulfate (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Rash or hives
  • Fever, chills, or sore throat
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Hearing loss, ringing in your ears, or dizziness
  • Heavy bleeding or a lump where the shot is given
  • Urinating less than one cup a day
  • Trouble breathing
  • Muscle weakness
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Pain where the shot is given

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