Treatment of Tuberculosis: For adults, intramuscular injection of 2 g (potency)/day in 2 equally divided doses (morning and evening) is usually employed twice a week. Otherwise, 1 g (potency) once daily is administered three days a week.
0.5 to 0.75 g (potency) is, however, administered as a single dose to elderly patients (over 60 years old). The dose should be decreased for children and patients with a very small body weight.
In principle, kanamycin should be used in combination with other antituberculous drugs.
Other Infections: Generally, for adults 1 to 2 g (potency) daily is injected intramuscularly in 1 or 2 equally divided doses. For children, 30-50 mg (potency) per kg of body weight daily is intramuscularly injected in 1 or 2 equally divided doses or as prescribed by physicians.