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Is streptomycin safe for children and infants?

Streptomycin is safe for most children, but they should be given doses that are correct for their weight. Streptomycin may not be safe for infants, and should be used carefully if it is deemed necessary. Children should be injected in the thigh, but infants may be injected in the outermost top part of one buttock. Watch children carefully for side effects.

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