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Active ingredients: capreomycin
What it is used for
Capreomycin, which is to be used concomitantly with other appropriate antituberculosis agents, is indicated in pulmonary infections caused by capreomycin-susceptible strains" href="/sprains-and-strains" target="_blank">strains of M.tuberculosis when the primary agents (isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol, aminosalicylic acid and streptomycin) have been ineffective or cannot be used because of toxicity or the presence of resistant tubercle bacilli. Susceptibility studies should be performed to determine the presence of a capreomycin-susceptible strain of M.tuberculosis.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Intramuscular
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A white lyophilised powder
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems