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Dosage/Direction for Use

Adult: 1 g daily, by deep IM inj or IV infusion, for 2-4 mth, then 2-3 times wkly for the remainder of the therapy. Max: 20 mg/kg/day.
Child: 15-30 mg/kg daily. Max: 1 g/day.
Renal impairment: Dose reduction needed based on CrCl.
Hypersensitivity to capreomycin and other aminoglycosides.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ pre-existing auditory impairment. Renal impairment. Childn. Pregnancy and lactation. Monitoring Parameters Monitor auditory, vestibular and renal function at baseline and during therapy; frequent assessment of serum electrolytes (e.g. Ca, Mg, K) and liver function.
Adverse Reactions
Ototoxicity; hypokalaemia, hypocalcaemia, hypomagnesaemia and an electrolyte disturbance resembling Bartter's syndrome; leukocytosis, leucopenia, eosinophilia; hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. urticaria, photosensitivity, maculopapular rash) associated w/ fever; abnormal LFT results; partial neuromuscular blockade; pain, induration, excessive bleeding and sterile abscess on inj site.
Potentially Fatal: Nephrotoxicity, neuromuscular blockade or resp paralysis.
Symptoms: Hypokalaemia, hypocalcaemia, hypomagnesaemia and an electrolyte disturbance resembling Bartter's syndrome; nephrotoxicity (e.g. acute tubular necrosis) and ototoxicity (e.g. dizziness, tinnitus, vertigo, loss of high-tone acuity). Management: Symptomatic and supportive treatment. May administer activated charcoal to reduce absorption.
Drug Interactions
Additive and sometimes irreversible toxic effects w/ other parenteral anti-TB agents (e.g. streptomycin, viomycin). Increased risk of nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity w/ other non-antituberculosis drugs (e.g. polymyxin A sulfate, amikacin, gentamicin, tobramycin, vancomycin, kanamycin, neomycin).
Capreomycin is a cyclic polypeptide antimicrobial. It is bacteriostatic against various Mycobacteria, particularly those that have become resistant to primary anti-TB drugs.
Absorption: Poorly absorbed from the GI tract. Time to peak plasma concentration: 1-2 hr (IM).
Excretion: Via urine (approx 50%, as unchanged drug) by glomerular filtration w/in 12 hr.
Parenteral: Store between 15-30°C. Reconstituted soln: Store between 2-8°C, stable for 24 hr.
CIMS Class
Anti-TB Agents
ATC Classification
J04AB30 - capreomycin ; Belongs to the class of antibiotics. Used in the systemic treatment of tuberculosis.
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