Odorless, white solid.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Drug; Human Data
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool, dry location.
Avoid contact with acids and bases.
With therapeutic use, capreomycin is toxic to the kidneys, the ear, and the eye. Electrolyte abnormalities and metabolic alkalosis may occur with therapeutic use. Leukocytosis eosinophilia, and various skin rashes may occur. Respiratory paralysis may occur.
There is no specific antidote for this injectable drug Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. If renal damage is significant, hemodialysis may be indicated. It is poorly absorbed after ingestion, toxicity is unlikely Consider gastrointestinal decontamination only after very large ingestions. Administer charcoal as a slurry (240 mL water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents, 25 to 50 g in children (1 to 12 years), and 1 g/kg in infants less than 1 year old.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician may need to examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
Irrigate eye for at least 20 minutes with water or saline. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.