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Kanamycin, or Kantrex, is a certain type of antibiotic used for treating certain kinds of antibacterial infections. Kantrex injection can either be given through the veins or intravenously and directly to the muscles or intramuscularly.

Patients can also take Kantrex topically, depending on their medical condition. Dosage and time of treatment vary according to the patient’s medical condition and his or her body’s response to treatment. Usually, antibiotics work well when dosage is kept at a consistent level. Thus, it is important that Kantrex is given at equal intervals. Use of Kantrex must continue even if the symptoms vanish after a couple of days. Stopping medication can allow the bacteria to grow once again, resulting into the infection regenerating. In order to prevent serious cases of side effects, it is advised that patients keep their dosage at a maximum of 1.5 grams each day. The medication should also not last more than 10 days, unless prescribed by the doctor.

In case a patient misses a dose or dosage pattern is interrupted, he or she should contact the pharmacist or physician immediately in order to make a new dosing timetable.

Kantrex should always be stored at room temperature, preferably from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. It should be kept away from moisture and sunlight. After it is diluted in intravenous fluids, the drug should be kept a room temperature for the next 24 hours. Any unused liquid should be discarded thereafter.

Like most antibacterial drugs, Kantrex has its side effects. Patients may suffer from certain conditions such as vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and vomiting while taking Kantrex. However, in cases of more serious but highly unlikely conditions such as dizziness, eye problems, lack of appetite, seizure, fever, and change in the color of urine, patients should consult their physicians immediately.

Patients should also consult with their doctors in case these symptoms of allergic reaction become prominent- itching, rashes, swelling, and difficulties in breathing.

Kantrex has also been proven to cause secondary infections such as oral and vaginal infections whenever patients use it for long or recurring periods.

Patients should tell their physician of their medical history prior to taking Kantrex. Those who have had kidney problems, muscle ailments like Parkinson’s disease, botulism, and myasthenia gravis, eye and ear problems, and allergies should be forewarned before taking Kantrex. Likewise, pregnant women are discouraged from taking Kantrex. It is also advised that mothers who are breast feeding their infants refrain from taking Kantrex since it can pass into the breast milk.

Patients should also inform their physicians of any medication they are using prior to taking Kantrex, particularly drugs like penicillin, cefazolin, ampicillin, cefotetan, cyclosporine, bacitracin, acyclovir, ethancrynic acid, tubocurarine, dimenhydrinate, aspirine, or ibuprofen. Never start or stop intake of these medicines without the approval of a pharmacist or doctor.

Once overdose of Kantrex is suspected, the patient should be immediately rushed to the hospital. Normally, overdose of Kantrex is characterized by change in the color of urine and abnormal noise in the ears.

Kantrex has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of kantrex


• Molecular formula of kantrex is C21H39N7O12
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[(1S,2R,3R,4S,5R,6R)-5-(diaminomethylideneamino)-2- [(2R,3R,4R,5S)-3-[(2S,3S,4S,5R,6S)- 4,5-dihydroxy-6- (hydroxymethyl)-3-methylaminooxan-2-yl]oxy-4-formyl-4-hydroxy-5-methyloxolan- 2-yl]oxy-3,4,6- trihydroxycyclohexyl]guanidine
Kantrex available : 75mg tablets, 500mg tablets and 1g tablets

Generic name: Streptomycin

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