What should I know about streptomycin before receiving it?

If you have any allergies to the ingredients in streptomycin or similar medicines, are currently using a nondepolarizing muscle relaxant or are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not receive a streptomycin injection. Streptomycin will also interact, possibly dangerously, with many other medications including loop diuretics, succinylcholine, fludarabine, cyclosporine, indomethacin, methoxyflurane, parenteral vancomycin, some anti-inflammatories, parenteral cephalosporins and nitrosoureas. Some health problems, including allergies, diarrhea, gastrointestinal infections, eighth cranial nerve damage or impairment, kidney failure, dehydration, Parkinson's disease and muscle weakness, may interfere with or be exacerbated by streptomycin. You also may become dizzy after your injection, so you should make any travel arrangements accordingly.

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