capreomycin - injection, Capastat Sulfate
GENERIC NAME: CAPREOMYCIN - INJECTION (KAP-ree-oh-MY-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Capastat Sulfate
WARNING: Use capreomycin with extreme caution in people with hearing or kidney problems and in those using other drugs that may cause hearing or kidney problems (see Drug Interactions section).
Other injectable medications used to treat tuberculosis (e.g., streptomycin) should not be used with capreomycin because they will increase the risk of hearing and kidney problems.
USES: This medication is used with other drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB) infections. Capreomycin belongs to a class of drugs known as antibiotics. It is believed to work by preventing the growth of the bacteria that causes TB.
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