Generic Name: Capreomycin (kap ree oh MYE sin)
Brand Name: Capastat Sulfate
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 4, 2020.
- 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 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 Capreomycin:
- 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 Capreomycin?
- If you have an allergy to capreomycin or any other part of capreomycin.
- If you are allergic to capreomycin; any part of capreomycin; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
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 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 Capreomycin?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take 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 capreomycin and while you take capreomycin.
- Do not use longer than you have been told. A second infection may happen.
- If you are 65 or older, use capreomycin with care. You could have more side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
How is this medicine (Capreomycin) best taken?
Use 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.
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.
- Ringing in the ears, hearing loss, or any other changes in hearing.
- Very bad dizziness.
- Muscle weakness.
- Pain and irritation where capreomycin goes into the body.
- Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Low white blood cell counts have happened with capreomycin. This may lead to a higher chance of getting an infection. Call your doctor right away if you have signs of infection like fever, chills, or sore throat.
What are some other side effects of Capreomycin?
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 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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 Capreomycin?
- If you need to store 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 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 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.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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- Drug class: streptomyces derivatives
Other brands: Capastat Sulfate