Kanamycin (Kantrex)

Photograph of Kanamycin (Kantrex) under the microscope.

Kanamycin is a water-soluble aminoglycoside antibiotic that is derived from the bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus. The drug has a very low adsorption rate in the intestine and is used only for topical effect. Side effects are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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