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Dr. Richard Wallace
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Streptomycin (Overview)

Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them to you. Plumbing problem. You may have a Vesicoureteral reflux the retrograde passage of urine from the bladder into the upper urinary tract. This can be diagnosed by either a contrast voiding cystourethrogram or radionuclide cystogram. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Wallace
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Streptomycin (Overview)

Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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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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Is levaquin (levofloxacin) strong antibiotics?

Is levaquin (levofloxacin) strong antibiotics?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): Levaquin (levofloxacin) kills many different types of bacteria, so yes, i'd classify it as a strong antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is cefuroxime axetil like penicillin?

Is cefuroxime axetil like penicillin?

Both R antibiotics: These are two antibiotics.The Cefuroxime is a cousin of penicillin. The germs they would likely kill, dose, frequency and side effects would differ. ...Read more

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What is bacteria streptomyces aureofaciens?

What is  bacteria streptomyces aureofaciens?

Streptomyces: Streptomyces aureofaciens is in the Streptomyces species of bacteria. It is using in making tetracycline antibiotics ...Read more

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Which is the best anabiotic for boils? Biaxin, Gentamicin, Azithromycin, Gentamicin, or Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Which is the best anabiotic for boils? 
Biaxin, Gentamicin, Azithromycin, Gentamicin, or Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

None of these: See a DR, preferably a dermatologist. Begin with a diagnosis. Hidradenitis suppuritiva? Folliculitis? Distribution, location of "boils"? Specific features of them? How long? Best treatment can be determined by exam and evaluation of your entire physical state. With your stomach problem you should avoid any meds not clearly of benefit. Why no med for BP? ...Read more

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Are penicillins effective against gram-positive bacteria? Can't take sulfa, fluoroquinolones, or cephalosporins.

Are penicillins effective against gram-positive bacteria? Can't take sulfa, fluoroquinolones, or cephalosporins.

Penicillin are ok.: Penicillins are effective against gram + organism(G+), however you will need a culture to properly identify the bacteria.there is different type of penicillin base antibiotics and they can treat a variety of infections caused by(G+), such as otitis, pharyngitis, skin infection, etc. Again it will depend on the type of infection as well as the organism you are treating. Can also use tetracycline. ...Read more

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Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed 4 fever?

Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed 4 fever?

Without a diagnosis?: Fever alone should not be a reason to prescribe any antibiotic unless there appears to be a reasonable explanation for this. Gatifloxacin is no exception. ...Read more

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What are floroquinolone antibiotics?

What are floroquinolone antibiotics?

Floroquinolones: are synthetic broad spectrum antibiotics.

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Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed in enteric fever?

Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed in enteric fever?

Yes but...: This antibiotic was taken off the us market because it caused wild blood sugar fluctuations- at times , it has made patients dangerously hypoglycemic. ...Read more

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Is Zyvox (linezolid) effective against Serratia?

Is Zyvox (linezolid) effective against Serratia?

No definitely not: Zyvox, or linezolid, has great activity against Gram Positive bacteria. Serratia however is Gram Negative. Those classifications have to do with the structure of those different classes of bacteria. Make sure you ask your doctor 'what' is the rationale for treatment. Hopefully there is Gram Negative coverage included in your regimen. An Infectious Diseases doctor may be needed if things get tough ...Read more

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Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Not A CEPHALOSPORIN: Clindamycine is not a Cephalosporin It is an antibiotic of Lincosamide class which blocks the ribosome of the micro organism ...Read more

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Stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

Stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

How sensitive are u?: The strength of an antibiotic is measured by how active it is against a specific organism. For the right bug, plain old penicillin may be the 'strongest'. The most important thing to know is the sensitivity or susceptibilities of your bacteria. If your infection is not responding to ceftriaxone, odds are it is resistant to all cephalosporins. Some remain susceptible to cefepeme but not all. ...Read more

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Is there penicillin in cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

No: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not contain penicillin and does not cross-react with penicillin in those with penicillin allergy. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

No: Amoxicillin / clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. The clavulanate increases susceptability of some bacteria to the amoxicillin. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination sulfa antibiotic composed of two antibiotics: trimethprim and sulfamethoxazole. ...Read more

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Does rocephin (ceftriaxone) treat strep throat?

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Does rocephin (ceftriaxone) treat strep throat?

Yes..but not best!: To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of rocephin(ceftriaxone) should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, otherwise standard abx should be first choice. ...Read more

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Is klebsiella pneumoniae cure by levofloxacin antibiotic?If not,which antibiotic is suitable?

Is klebsiella pneumoniae cure by levofloxacin antibiotic?If not,which antibiotic is suitable?

Maybe: Klebsiella pneumoniae can usually be treated with antibiotics. Levofloxacin is one antibiotic that may work. There are some strains of this bacteria that are resistant to almost all antibiotics. If you had a culture done that grew this organism, then the lab should have also done sensitivities. Ask your doctor to check them. ...Read more

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Is septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds prescribed for strep throat?

Is septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds prescribed for strep throat?

Sulfa for Strep: Sulfonamide drugs were frequently used for Strep throat in the 1930s but fell out of favor approximately 10 years later when it was felt that bacterial resistance has developed. However, at least one study has proven this to be false, and sulfonamide drugs may be useful for this infection in patients with allergies to more traditionally used antibiotics or with multiple infections. J Clin Microbiol. Dec 2012; 50(12): 4067–4072. ...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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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 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

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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

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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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