Treating tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by certain bacteria. Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside. It works by killing sensitive bacteria by stopping the production of essential proteins needed by the bacteria to survive.
Streptomycin is an antibiotic that is used to kill harmful bacteria infections. At times, it is called an antimycobacterial drug. History has it that this was the first among the many in a class of drugs that are now called aminoglycosides. Streptomycin was the first drug available to treat Streptomycin.