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Capastat Sulfate

Generic Name: Capreomycin (kap ree oh MYE sin)
Brand Name: Capastat Sulfate

Medically reviewed on July 4, 2018

Warning

  • This medicine must be used with care in people who have kidney problems or hearing problems. This medicine may cause these problems to get worse. Talk with the doctor.
  • This medicine has not been fully studied in pregnant women. Talk with the doctor.
  • This medicine is not approved for use in children. Talk with the doctor.
  • Do not take Capastat Sulfate (capreomycin) if you are also taking streptomycin or viomycin. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these drugs: Amikacin, colistin, gentamicin, kanamycin, neomycin, polymyxin A, tobramycin, or vancomycin. The chance of kidney problems or hearing problems may be raised.

Uses of Capastat Sulfate:

  • It is used to treat TB (tuberculosis).
  • This medicine is used with other drugs. Talk with your doctor.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Capastat Sulfate?

  • If you have an allergy to capreomycin or any other part of Capastat Sulfate (capreomycin).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Capastat Sulfate (capreomycin) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Capastat Sulfate?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take Capastat Sulfate (capreomycin). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
  • Have a hearing test before starting Capastat Sulfate (capreomycin) and while you take Capastat Sulfate (capreomycin).
  • Do not use longer than you have been told. A second infection may happen.
  • If you are 65 or older, use Capastat Sulfate (capreomycin) with care. You could have more side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Capastat Sulfate (capreomycin) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Capastat Sulfate) best taken?

Use Capastat Sulfate (capreomycin) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • It is given as a shot into a muscle or as an infusion into a vein over a period of time.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Call your doctor to find out what to do.

See also: Dosage Information (in more detail)

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of kidney problems like unable to pass urine, change in how much urine is passed, blood in the urine, or a big weight gain.
  • Signs of electrolyte problems like mood changes, confusion, muscle pain or weakness, a heartbeat that does not feel normal, seizures, not hungry, or very bad upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Change in hearing.
  • Hearing loss.
  • Ringing in ears.
  • Very bad dizziness.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Fever or chills.
  • Sore throat.
  • Redness or swelling where the shot is given.
  • Pain where the shot was given.

What are some other side effects of Capastat Sulfate?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Capastat Sulfate?

  • If you need to store Capastat Sulfate (capreomycin) at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.

Consumer information use

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Capastat Sulfate (capreomycin), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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