General English name: Amikacin
Application: Bacterial infections
Amikacin Pharmaceutical Forms Amikacin
Ampoules of 50, 100, 250 and 500 mg / ml
Amikacin Drug Information | Amikacin
Amikacin, or the antibiotic amikacin, belongs to the aminoglycoside family, which is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Amikacin prevents the spread of infection by preventing the growth of bacteria.
Amount and method of taking amikacin Amikacin
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with Amikacin. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
The dose and amount of medicine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. The dose of this drug for children is prescribed based on their weight. Your doctor may prescribe a special test (kidney function test) to get the best dose of this medicine.
To improve the effectiveness of the antibiotic amikacin and prevent you from forgetting to take the medicine, inject the medicine every day, at a certain time of the day.
Stop taking the medicine as long as it is prescribed for you. Early discontinuation of the drug may lead to recurrence of the infection.
Contraindications to the use of amikacin Amikacin
Note the expiration date of the amikacin drug and do not take it if it has expired.
Never give amikacin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for drug interactions with amikacin, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Amikacin during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.
The effect of amikacin on driving and working with machines
Amikacin may make you drowsy or drowsy, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.
Drug Interactions Amikacin Amikacin
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some medications taken with amikacin may cause hearing loss or loss, including amphotericin B, sidofovir, cisplatin, polymyxin B, tobramycin, cephalosporins such as cephaloridine, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen.
Although most antibiotics are unlikely to affect pregnancy control, antibiotics such as rifampin and rifabutin reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. Consult your doctor before using antibiotics
Special warnings and precautions while taking amikacin Amikacin
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking amikacin:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
- If you have any liver or kidney problems.
- If you have cystic fibrosis.
- If you have hearing problems (including deafness or hearing loss).
- If your blood is low in magnesium, potassium or calcium.
- If you have muscle weakness such as myasthenia gravis.
- If you have Parkinson’s disease.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of allergic reactions to medications or antibiotics.
Side effects of amikacin Amikacin
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
Swelling, redness, pain at the injection site
Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or headache: If any of these symptoms persist and persist, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Amikacin can rarely cause severe intestinal disease (diarrhea associated with Clostridium difficile); This condition may stop during treatment or a few weeks or months after treatment. Tell your doctor if you have persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain, and muscle cramps or blood in your stools.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of amikacin.
Overdose of amikacin Amikacin (drug poisoning)
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as seizures, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.
Storage conditions of amikacin Amikacin
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
Important Note: An itchy rash, swollen face, swollen mouth, or difficulty breathing are signs of antibiotic sensitivity. If you experience such side effects, do not continue taking Amikacin and talk to your doctor immediately.