from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An antibiotic derived from a bacterium (Streptomyces capreolus) that is effective against the microorganism responsible for tuberculosis in humans.

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  • n. A peptide antibiotic, commonly grouped with the aminoglycosides, given in combination with other antibiotics for tuberculosis.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin capreolus, diminutive of caper, capr-, goat + -mycin.


  • Aspen currently manufactures the oral TB drug cycloserine and within about 15 months will be able to manufacture capreomycin, thanks to Lilly's assistance, said Aspen executive director Stavros

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  • "Accordingly, the new agreed-upon definition of XDR-TB is the occurrence of TB in persons whose M. tuberculosis isolates are resistant to isoniazid and rifampin plus resistant to any fluoroquinolone and at least one of three injectable second-line drugs (i.e. amikacin, kanamycin, or capreomycin)."

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  • XDR-TB bacteria are resistant to first line therapies, including isoniazid and rifampicin, any fluoroquinolone and at least one of three injectable second-line drugs capreomycin, kanamycin, and amikacin.

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  • Using technology called X-ray crystallography, Steitzand his team describe where the antibiotics viomycin and capreomycin bind - at a site between the large and small subunits of the ribosome. - latest science and technology news stories

  • The structures of the anti-tuberculosis antibiotics viomycin and capreomycin bound to the 70S ribosome

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  • Aspen said on Tuesday Eli Lilly would transfer its technology to Aspen for the production of two drugs that include capreomycin -- one of the few key treatment options for patients with multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).

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  • Slide 11: Medications: Primary Agents Secondary Agents isoniazid* capreomycin ethambutol cycloserine pyrazinamide (PZA) ethionamide rifampin kanamycin Streptomycin para-aminosalicyclic acid (PSA) * most frequently used 01 / 01 / 09 11 www. health­nurses­

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  • MSF calculation on the basis of Green Light Committee prices for a patient weighing 50kg for a regimen of pyrazinamide, prothionamide, levofloxacin, cycloserine and capreomycin as an injectable.

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  • An alternative to kanamycin that is administered by a painful daily injection, capreomycin can provoke potentially allergic reactions.

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  • - Meanwhile, six medical experts from the universities of Stellenbosch and Cape Town wrote last month that a class of antibiotic called aminoglycosides and capreomycin were effective in treating MDR-TB, but these drugs had known dose-related adverse effects.

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