- This drug has not been fully studied in pregnant women. Talk with the doctor.
- This drug may cause kidney problems. Have your child’s blood work checked as you were told by the doctor. Call the doctor right away if your child is not able to pass urine or if your child has a change in how much urine is passed.
- This drug may cause nerve problems. Signs of these nerve problems may be irritation, weakness, feeling sleepy, change in balance, numbness or tingling around the mouth or in the arms or legs, blurred eyesight, or trouble breathing. Most of the time, these nerve problems happen in people with kidney problems. Tell your doctor if you have kidney problems or if you have any of these signs.
- Do not give this drug if your child is taking any drugs that can cause kidney or nerve problems like amikacin, bacitracin, cephaloridine, colistin, gentamicin, kanamycin, neomycin, paromomycin, streptomycin, tobramycin, or viomycin. There are many other drugs that can do this. Ask the doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- It is used to treat bacterial infections.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Do not give to your child longer than you have been told. A second infection may happen.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
All injection products:
- It is common to have diarrhea when taking this drug. Rarely, a very bad form of diarrhea called Clostridium difficile (C diff)-associated diarrhea (CDAD) may occur. Sometimes, this has led to a deadly bowel problem (colitis). CDAD may happen while your child is taking this drug or within a few months after he/she stops taking it. Call your child’s doctor right away if your child has stomach pain or cramps, very loose or watery stools, or bloody stools. Do not try to treat loose stools without first checking with the doctor.
Injection (if given into the spine):
- Stiff neck.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- It is given as a shot into a muscle or as an infusion into a vein over a period of time.
- This drug may be given as a shot into the spinal fluid.
- This drug may be given into the eye.
- Call your child’s doctor to find out what to do.
- If you need to store this drug at home, talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.