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What is the definition or description of: Streptomycin overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Streptomycin overdose?

Streptomycin O/D: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Steoptomycin O/D sx's may include: "difficulty breathing; dizziness; lightheadedness; ringing in the ears." REF: http://www. Ndrugs. Com/? s=streptomycin&t=overdose ...Read more

Streptomycin Overdose (Definition)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Steoptomycin O/D sx's may include: "difficulty breathing; dizziness; lightheadedness; ringing in the ears." REF: ...Read more


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What is the treatment for streptomycin overdose?

What is the treatment for streptomycin overdose?

No direct treatment: If excessive amounts of streptomycin have been received, they will be excreted by the body and time will prevail. If they created toxic damage, primarily to the vestibular division of the acoustic (8th) nerve or to the kidneys, only part of the damage is reversible. ...Read more

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Why does streptomycin generally cause ototoxicity?

You asked for it -: You got it. See: https://achenglab. Stanford. Edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Huth-AG-review. Pdf ...Read more

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Why does streptomycin cause ototoxicity in babies?

Why does streptomycin cause ototoxicity in babies?

Ototoxic in all: Streptomycin can ototoxic in all ages of patients. It is specifically more vestibulotoxic, meaning that it disrupts balance more than hearing. There is evidence that patients with impaired renal function are more prone to toxic effects. Studies indicate that cochleotoxic effects of aminoglycosides are less common in neonates and children than adults. The exact reason for this is unknown. ...Read more

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Would any treatment for deafness result in streptomycin?

Would any treatment for deafness result in streptomycin?

Question is reversed: I am assuming the question is would any treatment with streptomycin result in deafness. The answer is no. Streptomycin usually produces a severe permanent sensori-neural hearing loss. One would need to see the audiogram to determine if a hearing aid would help. ...Read more

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What exactly is streptomycin?

What exactly is streptomycin?

Aminoglycoside: This antibiotic was one of the earliest discovered and used primarily to treat tuberculosis. It is also used to treat some very severe bacterial infections, but because it is quite toxic, its use is limited. ...Read more

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What is streptomycin used against?

What is streptomycin used against?

Streptomycin: Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic that has been used to treat myobacterium avium, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Plague, Brucellosis, Tularemia, Rat bite fever, Burkholderian infection, Chancroid, granuloma inguinale and a # of other infections. ...Read more

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Why streptomycin should not be administered in patients with myasthenia?

Why streptomycin should not be administered in patients with myasthenia?

Effect on junction: Streptomycin is one of the aminoglycosides which is a class of anitbiotics that affects the neuromuscular junction. This is the area involved in myasthenia gravis.

More specifically streptomycin can block the acetylcholine receptor and can also prevent the release of acetylcholine.

See more at: http://archive. Ispub. Com/journal/the-internet-journal-of-neurology/volume-10-number-2. ...Read more

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Please tell me what streptomycin and tetracycline and e-coli are?

Please tell me what streptomycin and tetracycline and e-coli are?

Antibiotic definitio: Streptomycin and tetracycline are antibiotics of two different types. "e-coli" is a bacteria found in serious infections. It is also however, and there are numerous strains, is a bacteria which is a normal resident in the colon., . ...Read more

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Are streptomycin and tetracycline part of the treatment of e. Coli?

Are streptomycin and tetracycline part of the treatment of e. Coli?

See below: Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic given IV or im and used to treat tuberculosis and enterococcus.
Tetracycline is a bacteriostatic antibiotic still in common use today to treat many types of infections.
E.Coli are bacteria that are a normal part of the bacterial flora of all mammals including man. Shiga toxin producing e. Coli from cattle cause bloody diarrhea and hus. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor won't give me streptomycin because he says it won't do anything. What do I do?

What do you suggest if my doctor won't give me streptomycin because he says it won't do anything. What do I do?

WhyDoYouWantStreptom: Why do you want streptomycine. It is an old Antibiotic not used these days in USA because of toxic effects on kidneys and hearing loss
It is still used in third world countries for Tubeculosis, Tularemia, plague and endocarditis. And it is given by injection
Your doctor is right and I suggest you fallow his/her advice ...Read more

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Is there any value to lidocaine and streptomycin injection that dentists give to tn patients?

TN: Some practitioners believe the combination gives more profound relief for tn. According to a study done at ucla the combination is no more effective than Lidocaine alone, and may exhibit more side effects. ...Read more

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Streptomycin how does affect ears does it cause deafness?

Streptomycin how does affect ears does it cause deafness?

Toxic to hair cells: This antibiotic can become concentrated in the fluid of the inner ear. It causes a toxic reaction to the hair cells of the inner ear, at high levels it can kill off these hair cells with permanent hearing loss. Careful monitoring of levels of the antibiotic are necessary. There are better and less toxic antibiotics now in use. ...Read more

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What will happen if you overdose on a mix of drugs?

It could be very: Serious!! If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does a drug overdose happen?

Long answer: There are a lot of reasons why overdose happens. There is an established set of dosages for medications based on the disease they are being used to treat for. When that dosage is exceeded, that is an overdose. Some overdoses do not harm a patient, but a harmful overdose can happen when the amount prescribed is exceeded. Different drugs have different effects when overdosed. ...Read more

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Streptomycin (Definition)

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