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Generic Name: spectinomycin (speck TIH no my sin)
Brand Name: Trobicin

What is spectinomycin?

Spectinomycin is an antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body.

Spectinomycin is used in the treatment of gonorrhea.

Spectinomycin may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

What is the most important information I should know about spectinomycin?

Do not take spectinomycin without first talking to your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking spectinomycin?

Do not take spectinomycin without first talking to your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past.

Before taking spectinomycin, talk to your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease or other serious medical problems. You may not be able to use spectinomycin, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.

Spectinomycin is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use spectinomycin without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether spectinomycin passes into breast milk. Do not take spectinomycin without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take spectinomycin?

Spectinomycin will be administered as an injection by a healthcare provider.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since spectinomycin is usually administered as a single injection, missing dose is not likely to occur.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose of spectinomycin is suspected.

Symptoms of a spectinomycin overdose are not known.

What should I avoid while taking spectinomycin?

There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activities during treatment with spectinomycin unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Spectinomycin side effects

If you experience a rare but serious allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives), stop taking spectinomycin and seek emergency medical attention.

Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use spectinomycin and talk to your doctor if you experience:

  • nausea;

  • dizziness;

  • soreness at the injection site; or

  • fever.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect spectinomycin?

Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking spectinomycin if you are taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist has additional information about spectinomycin written for health professionals that you may read.

What does my medication look like?

Spectinomycin is available with a prescription under then brand name Trobicin. Other brand or generic formulations may also be available. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.

  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.
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