kanamycin sulfate-injectable, Kantrex (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or pain at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: changes in hearing, feeling of fullness or ringing in the ears, dizziness, eye/vision problems, loss of appetite, tingling or numbness of the skin/hands/feet, seizures, weakness, muscle cramps, tremors, persistent fever, change in the amount of urine, bloody or pink-colored urine. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection (e.g., oral or vaginal fungal infection). Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or any other new symptoms. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: kidney problems, severe burns, cystic fibrosis, muscle problems (e.g., myasthenia gravis, Parkinson's disease, botulism), dehydration, ear/hearing problems or problems with balance (vestibular problems), any allergies (especially to sulfites or to aminoglycosides such as gentamicin or streptomycin). Caution is advised when using this drug in young infants because they may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug (e.g., may cause kidney problems). Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug (e.g., may cause kidney problems). This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this drug. This drug passes into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this medication is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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