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Medicine 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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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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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.
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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?
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
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
Treated with a tooth infection, for 2 weeks had an insert in tooth containing STREPTOMYCIN (at that time I was 8-9 wks pregnant)Risks to the fetus? THX
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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