Kanamycin belongs to a class of medications called aminoglycoside antibiotics. It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and is used to treat various bacterial infections. Kanamycin does not work for virus or fungus infections.
Kanamycin is injected through a needle into a vein or muscle as directed by your doctor. It is usually given 2-4 times daily. The dosage is based on your medical conditions. The maximum dosage is 1.5 g per day.
Susceptible Gram-negative infections
15 mg per kg body weight in divided doses by intramuscular injection or intravenous infusion. Usual treatment duration is 7-10 days.
15-30 mg per kg body weight in three divided doses daily.
Common dosing schedule:
Usually 2-4 times per day.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Kanamycin may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Kanamycin is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Kanamycin in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.