kanamycin sulfate-injectable, Kantrex
GENERIC NAME: KANAMYCIN SULFATE - INJECTABLE (kan-a-MYE-sin SUL-fate)
BRAND NAME(S): Kantrex
USES: Kanamycin is an antibiotic used for the short-term treatment of certain bacterial infections.
HOW TO USE: Follow all instructions for proper mixing and dilution with the correct IV fluids. If you have questions regarding the use of this medication, consult your pharmacist. Give this medication by vein (IV) or directly into a muscle (IM) as directed by your doctor. Depending on your medical condition, you may receive this medication by another route (e.g., topically or inhaled). The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, give the drug at evenly spaced intervals. Continue to use this medication until the fully-prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection. To minimize serious side effects, do not use more than 1.5 grams per day of this medication or use this medication for longer than seven to 10 days, unless directed by your doctor. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Need help identifying pills and medications?
Back to Medications Index