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Kantrex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is kanamycin (Kantrex)?
- What are the possible side effects of kanamycin (Kantrex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about kanamycin (Kantrex)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using kanamycin (Kantrex)?
- How is kanamycin given (Kantrex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Kantrex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Kantrex)?
- What should I avoid while using kanamycin (Kantrex)?
- What other drugs will affect kanamycin (Kantrex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Kantrex)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Kantrex)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include hearing problems, ringing in your ears, dizziness or problems with balance, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while using kanamycin (Kantrex)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using kanamycin.
What other drugs will affect kanamycin (Kantrex)?
Kanamycin can be harmful to the kidneys, and these effects are increased when it is used together with other medicines that can harm the kidneys. Before using kanamycin, tell your doctor if you are also using:
- any other type of antibiotic;
- lithium (Lithobid);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- pain or arthritis medicines such as aspirin (Anacin, Excedrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), etodolac (Lodine), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and others;
- medicines used to treat ulcerative colitis, such as mesalamine (Pentasa) or sulfasalazine (Azulfidine);
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, such as sirolimus (Rapamune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- antiviral medicines such as adefovir (Hepsera), cidofovir (Vistide), or foscarnet (Foscavir); or
- cancer medicine such as aldesleukin (Proleukin), carmustine (BiCNU, Gliadel), cisplatin (Platinol), ifosfamide (Ifex), oxaliplatin (Eloxatin), plicamycin (Mithracin), streptozocin (Zanosar), or tretinoin (Vesanoid).
You may need dose adjustments or special tests when taking any of these medications together with kanamycin.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with kanamycin. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about kanamycin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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