kanamycin sulfate-injectable, Kantrex (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: penicillin antibiotics (e.g., penicillin, ampicillin), cephalosporin antibiotics (e.g., cefazolin, cefotetan), acyclovir, vancomycin, amphotericin B, bacitracin, colistin, cisplatin, cyclosporine, drugs for water loss (diuretics such as furosemide, ethacrynic acid, or mannitol), anesthesia or muscle relaxing agents (e.g., succinylcholine, tubocurarine), certain blood products (citrate- anticoagulated blood), anti-nausea drugs (e.g., dimenhydrinate), aspirin and/or NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include: ringing in the ears, change in amount of urine.

NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor for side effects and response to treatment.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose or your dose is interrupted, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. After dilution in correct IV fluids (consult your pharmacist for details), the drug is stable at room temperature for 24 hours. Discard any unused liquid.

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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