Brands of Streptomycin In Kenya:

Carestrep , Careplus Limited
Strepto 1, Crown Healthcare
Streptomycin, Dawa
Streptomycin , Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited

 Streptomycin in Kenya : Price, Brand names, where to buy,
Streptomycin Chemical Structure


Streptomycin is a protein synthesis inhibitor. It binds to the small 16S rRNA of the 30S subunit of the bacterial ribosome, interfering with the binding of formyl-methionyl-tRNA to the 30S subunit.


a) Mycobacterium tuberculosis:
b) Non-tuberculosis infections:
Pasteurella pestis (plague),
Francisella tularensis (tularemia),
Calymmatobacterium granulomatis (donovanosis, granuloma inguinale)
H. ducreyi (chancroid),
H. influenzae (in respiratory, endocardial, and meningeal infections-concomitantly with another antibacterial agent),
K. pneumoniae pneumonia (concomitantly with another antibacterial agent).
E.coli, Proteus, A. aerogenes, K. pneumoniae, and Enterococcus faecalis in urinary tract infections.
Streptococcus viridans, Enterococcus faecalis (in endocardial infections -concomitantly with penicillin)
Gram-negative bacillary bacteremia (concomitantly with another antibacterial agent).


A history of clinically significant hypersensitivity to streptomycin is a contraindication to its use. Clinically significant hypersensitivity to other aminoglycosides may contraindicate the use of streptomycin because of the known cross-sensitivity of patients to drugs in this class.


The ototoxic effects of the aminoglycosides, including streptomycin, are potentiated by the co-administration of ethacrynic acid, furosemide, mannitol and possibly other diuretics.


The following reactions are common: vestibular ototoxicity (nausea, vomiting, and vertigo); paresthesia of face; rash; fever; urticaria; angioneurotic edema; and eosinophilia.
The following reactions are less frequent: cochlear ototoxicity (deafness); exfoliative dermatitis; anaphylaxis; azotemia; leucopenia; thrombocytopenia; pancytopenia; hemolytic anemia; muscular weakness; and amblyopia.

Reporting of suspected adverse reactions:

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Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorization of the medicinal product are important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals/ Patients are encouraged to report any suspected adverse reactions via Pharmacovigilance Yellow Form, or clicking below button:



Clinical | Pharmacokinetic data

Pregnancy Category: D (Evidence of risk)
Routes of Administration: I.V | I.M
Bioavailability: 84% to 88% IM (est.) 0% by mouth
Protein Binding: Not Available
Metabolosim: Not Available
Onset of Action: Not Available
Elimination Half life: 5 to 6 hours
Excretion: kidney

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Prescription only medicine
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