Amikacin injection is a product of Cadila Pharma. It is used to treat various kinds of gram-negative bacterial infection, urinary tract infections, skin infections and lung infections. It is also prescribed for other ailments such as joint infections.
Amikacin injection inhibits the protein synthesis and stops the infection spreading and growth of the bacteria. It can battle infections caused by E.coli, Streptococci, and Enterococci in lungs, skin, abdomen and blood.
Amikacin injection is used to prevent and cure a number of ailments, their associated symptoms and any resultant medical conditions. It helps in both curing and preventing diseases such as:
Like a lot of medicines, Amikacin injection can result in a few side effects. The following are certain effects that can occur after this injection is taken by the patient:
This medicine is injected into the vein and muscle as directed by the physician. The standard dosage is every 8 hours but this can vary. The dosage depends on the patient’s weight and medical condition. This antibiotic should be taken at evenly spaced times to ensure maximum effectiveness. Please use this medicine until the prescribed amount is finished even if the symptoms cease to exist. Stopping the medicine might cause a bacterial outbreak and allow the infection to recur
Amikacin belongs to a drug group known as aminoglycoside antibiotics. Amikacin injection has Amikacin as its primary ingredient. The injection has 100 mg of Amikacin and the quantity of Amikacin differs based on the strength of the medicine.
There are a number of precautions that should be followed while taking Amikacin injection. If you are taking the injection yourself please learn the preparation and usage thoroughly from your pharmacist. Check the product carefully for any particles or discoloration. Please store the injection and the liquid carefully and ensure that it does not get destroyed.
The following points should be taken into account while taking the medicine:
Do not use this injection if you are suffering from any of the following:
Please note that if you are taking live bacterial vaccines such as the typhoid vaccine, their effectiveness might be affected by your Amikacin usage. Also please inform your doctor about the other medications you use including prescription, over the counter drugs and herbal products. Elderly people are exposed to the risk of kidney damage as a result of this drug.
Some of the known substitutes of Amikacin injection are:
Amikacin injection can have conflicts with the following medicines:
When used with the following medicines, Amikacin might increase the chances of kidney damage and hearing loss:
Most antibiotics don’t affect hormonal birth control processes such as pills, patch or ring. However, a few antibiotics can interfere with their effectiveness. It’s recommended you consult your doctor about this.
Amikacin is an aminoglycoside, and it binds itself to the prokaryotic ribosome which in turn inhibits protein synthesis in the bacteria. It is bactericidal in vitro against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria.
Ans: I n India, all habit-forming medicines are categorized under Schedule X or H. Please go through the product packaging carefully to assess whether the injection can be addictive or not.
Ans: Patients have said that the injection often shows visible improvement on the same day or within a day. This differs from patient to patient and the condition they are being treated for.
Ans: The standard frequency depends on the particular patient. Commonly it is once a day or twice a day. You can discuss it with your doctor and figure out the frequency.
Ans: It is recommended that you gradually stop taking the injection because suddenly stopping might cause adverse effects on the body
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