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Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: drugs that may harm either the kidneys or hearing (e.g., amphotericin B, colistin, cidofovir, polymyxin, vancomycin, aminoglycosides such as amikacin/gentamicin/kanamycin/tobramycin), certain anesthetics, live bacterial vaccines.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: severe dizziness, ringing in the ears, loss of ability to hear high sounds, trouble breathing, change in the amount of urine.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
If your doctor tells you that you are contagious, then you must avoid contact with others to prevent the spread of your TB infection.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., TB cultures, kidney function, hearing tests, liver function, chest X-rays, potassium blood levels) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: It is important to use each dose as scheduled. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. If you miss more than one dose, contact your health care professional to establish a new dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store unopened vials at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and heat. Once mixed the medication is good for 24 hours if refrigerated between 36-46 degrees F (2-8 degrees C). Discard the mixed medication if it is not used within this time. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Information last revised June 2010. Copyright(c) 2010 First Databank, Inc.
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