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Is streptomycin safe for pregnant or breast-feeding women?

Studies of streptomycin's effects on the fetus have shown that it should not be used by pregnant women. If you are pregnant and have a severe bacterial infection, discuss with your doctor the potential risks to your child, including hearing loss, before using streptomycin. It also is passed to babies through breast milk. Breastfeeding women should stop nursing if they are undergoing streptomycin treatment.

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