GENERIC NAME: SPECTINOMYCIN - INJECTION (spek-tih-no-MY-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Trobicin
USES: This medication is an antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections (e.g., gonorrhea).
HOW TO USE: Follow all instructions for proper mixing with the correct IV fluids. If you have any questions regarding the use of this medication, consult your pharmacist. After mixing, the injection will appear as a suspension (cloudy particles in solution). Before using, shake the vial well and check this product visually for any unusual particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Inject this medication deep into the muscle (deep IM) of the buttocks area of the body as directed by your doctor. The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, rash, headache, itching, or pain/redness 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 serious side effects occur: fever, chills, trouble sleeping, vomiting, dizziness. An allergic reaction to this medication is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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