What is spectinomycin?

Spectinomycin is no longer available in the United States.

Spectinomycin, an antibiotic sold under the brand name Trobicin, is a prescription drug used to treat gonorrhea. The drug is administered by injection directly into the muscle. Spectinomycin is a good option for people who are allergic to penicillin, cephalosporins, and probenecid. It can also be used to treat recent sexual partners of people with gonorrhea. Spectinomycin is not effective in cases of syphilis, gonorrhea of the throat, flu, cold, and other viral infections. You should discuss the risks and benefits of taking spectinomycin with your doctor before taking the drug.

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