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Who should receive streptomycin?

You should use streptomycin only if you are fighting a bacterial infection. Your doctor will determine whether a streptomycin injection is right for you after discussing your symptoms, current medications and medical history. Some drugs, including nondepolarizing muscle relaxants, may make you ineligible for the injection. Your doctor  also may change other medications if they will interfere with streptomycin. Children can safely receive streptomycin injections, but infants may not. Your doctor will determine the dosage for a child based on weight. People over 65 years of age also should be monitored more closely than other adults, as their risk of side effects may be increased. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use streptomycin because it could harm a developing fetus and a nursing infant.

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