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Ambistryn S 0.75gm Injection

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Ambistryn S 0.75 G Description

Ambistryn S Injection is a class of antibiotics primarily used to treat moderate to severe tuberculosis and other respiratory infections like pneumonia and influenza. It is mainly used to treat tuber

culosis when all other primary agents don't work. It kills the bacteria by inhibiting the protein synthesis in them. Ambistryn S Injection is given through an intramuscular route. It should be taken as per the dose and duration prescribed by your physician. An entire vaccination course should be taken to avoid antibiotic resistance-related complications. This injection's most common side effects include diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, allergic reactions, and fever. Most of the side effects are mild and don’t interfere with day-to-day life. Most side effects subside in a few days.


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ContainsStreptomycin(0.75 G)
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, unusual tiredness
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Uses of Ambistryn S 0.75 G

  • Tuberculosis
  • Tularemia (Skin, lung, and eye disease)
  • Plague
  • Bacterial endocarditis (Bacterial heart disease)

Contraindications of Ambistryn S 0.75 G

  • The effect of Ambistryn S injection on children and the elderly is unknown. Hence, they should be administered the injection with caution and appropriate dose adjustment.
  • In people having kidney disease, dose modification and monitoring are required.
  • Tinnitus (abnormal ringing in ears) and sensation of fullness in ears should be assessed with the appropriate audiometric examination.
  • Ambistryn S injection should be avoided in infants.

Side effects of Ambistryn S 0.75 G

  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Swelling in the glands
  • Unsteadiness
  • Vomiting
  • Vision problems
  • Tremors
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness

Precautions and Warnings of Ambistryn S 0.75 G



Can I take an Ambistryn S injection during pregnancy?
Studies have shown that Ambistryn S injection can have adverse effects on the foetus. Hence it is unsafe to take the injection if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. Ambistryn S injection is prescribed only under certain specific conditions.

Breast Feeding

Can I take an Ambistryn S injection while breastfeeding?
Ambistryn S doesn't cross the breast milk significantly. Hence it can be taken by breastfeeding women.


Can I drive if I have taken Ambistryn S injection?
It is not advisable to drive after taking Ambistryn S injection. This is because the medicine can cause dizziness and vision problems.


Can I consume alcohol with an Ambistryn S injection?
Alcohol is not known to interact with and can be consumed after taking the injection.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You should get a baseline audiometric examination before starting the course of Ambistryn S injection.
  • You have any allergic reactions to food, preservatives, or dyes you have had in the past.
  • You have pre-existing kidney disease, hearing problems, and nerve problems before taking Ambistryn S injection.
  • You should inform your doctor about all the medicines that you have been prescribed.

Mode of Action of Ambistryn S 0.75 G

How Does It Work?

Ambistryn S injection belongs to a class known as aminoglycosides. The mechanism of action of aminoglycoside is to inhibit the synthesis of protein in the bacteria. This eventually leads to the death ...
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Directions for Use of Ambistryn S 0.75 G

  • You should drink adequate fluids while you are taking Ambistryn S Inj.
  • Ambistryn S should be administered under the supervision of a health care provider.
  • Ideally, the injection is given through an intramuscular route on the buttocks.
  • The injection site is changed regularly.
  • Ambistryn S should be taken as per the prescription. In case a dose is missed, the doctor should be consulted immediately.
  • It is mainly effective against bacteria. It shouldn’t be used to treat viral infections.

Interactions of Ambistryn S 0.75 G

Interactions with other medicines

  • Amphotericin B: Might enhance the nephrotoxic effect of Ambistryn injection.
  • Arbekacin: May enhance the nephrotoxic and ototoxic effects of Aminoglycosides.
  • Ataluren: May enhance the adverse effect of Aminoglycosides. Specifically, an increased risk of nephrotoxicity may occur with concomitant use of ataluren and aminoglycosides.
  • Bacitracin (Systemic): Ambistryn may enhance the nephrotoxic effect of Bacitracin (Systemic).
  • BCG (Intravesical): Antibiotics may decrease the efficacy of BCG (Intravesical).
  • Bisphosphonate Derivatives: Aminoglycosides along with Bisphosphonate can cause hypocalcemia.
  • Botulinum Toxin-Containing Products: Aminoglycosides might enhance the neuromuscular-blocking effect of Botulinum Toxin-Containing Products.
  • Capreomycin: Might enhance the neuromuscular-blocking effect of Aminoglycosides.
  • Carboplatin: Aminoglycosides may enhance the ototoxic effect of Carboplatin. Especially with higher doses of carboplatin.
  • Cefazedone: May enhance the nephrotoxic effect of Aminoglycosides.
  • Cephalosporins: May enhance the nephrotoxic effect of Aminoglycosides. Monitor therapy

Interactions with food items

  • There aren't any reports that suggest the interaction of food with Ambistryn S injection.

Storage and disposal of Ambistryn S 0.75 G

Keep this medicine packed in the packet or container it came in. This medication should be kept in a cool and dry place, at a temp below 30°C. Store it according to the package or label's directions. ...
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Dosage of Ambistryn S 0.75 G


In case of an overdose of Ambistryn S, you should rush to the nearest emergency room. Symptoms of overdose include difficulty in breathing, dizziness or tinnitus.

Missed a Dose

In case you missed a dose of Ambistryn S injection, you should consult your physician for necessary action.

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Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How can I decide the dose of Ambistryn S injection?

A: The dose of Ambistryn S injection is calculated by considering your age, pre-existing health conditions, and current condition. For example, if you have kidney disease, then the dose of the medicine is decreased to decrease the chances of toxicity in your body. Additional investigations are advised to monitor the function of the kidney. Similarly, in the elderly population, the dose is reduced to avoid complications of overdosing.

Q: Where is Ambistryn S injection administered?

A: Ambistryn S injection is given by an intramuscular route. Generally, a large muscle is chosen, for example, buttocks. The site of administration should be changed alternatively.

Q: What investigations should be done to monitor the effects of Ambistryn S injection?

A: A few investigations should be done while taking Ambistryn S injection. However, these tests are not mandatory, and a doctor should be consulted before conducting them. Kidney function tests, audiometric evaluations, and nerve rests are the most common tests that can be done to monitor the adverse effects of the injection.

Q: Does Ambistryn S injection cause addiction?

A: Ambistryn S injection does have habit-forming potential. However, it should be taken only for the duration it has been prescribed. The dose should be monitored as well. This is to prevent the side effects of the injection. If you do not get any relief from your symptoms, you should inform your doctor about the same.
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