Streptomycin Sulfate (Streptomycin) is a common antibiotic used usually against tuberculosis. Streptomycin inhibits CHON synthesis of gram (-) bacteria.
- Inhibits CHON synthesis strains of gram negative bacteria, mechanisms of lethal action and fully understood, but functional integrity of cell membrane appears to be disrupted.
- Infections caused by susceptible strain of mycobacterium tuberculosis.
- Serious infections caused by susceptible strains of Yersinia Pestis
- Allergy to aminoglycosides, pregnancy, lactation, Herpes vacinia fungal infection.
- 1 gram* / vial
- *Each vial contains Streptomycin Sulfate USP equivalent to 1 gram Streptomycin.
Nursing responsibilities when administering streptomycin
- Use in route only: give by deep IM injection.
- Ensure adequate hydration of patient before and during the therapy.
- Monitor for hearing changes.
- This drug can only be given by injection.
- Report hearing changes, dizziness, pain at injection site, rash.