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Trobicin Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Trobicin

Generic Name: spectinomycin (Pronunciation: speck TIH no my sin)

What is spectinomycin (Trobicin)?

Spectinomycin is an antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body.

Spectinomycin is used in the treatment of gonorrhea.

Spectinomycin may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

What are the possible side effects of spectinomycin (Trobicin)?

If you experience a rare but serious allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives), stop taking spectinomycin and seek emergency medical attention.

Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use spectinomycin and talk to your doctor if you experience:

  • nausea;
  • dizziness;
  • soreness at the injection site; or
  • fever.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

Read the Trobicin (spectinomycin) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about spectinomycin (Trobicin)?

Do not take spectinomycin without first talking to your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past.

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