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Acostin 3Million IU Injection


Overview

Introduction

Acostin 3Million IU Injection is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe bacterial infections of the body. It is commonly used for critically ill patients admitted to the hospital.

Acostin 3Million IU Injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional. The dose depends on what type of infection you have, where it is in the body and how serious it is. You should have your injections at the same time each day to get the most benefit and you should keep on taking this medicine for as long as you are prescribed it, even if your symptoms quickly improve. If you stop taking it too early the infection may return or worsen.

Some people may develop side effects like stomach upset, slurred speech, dizziness, vertigo, generalized itching, rash, nephrotoxicity, and local redness or swelling at the site of injection. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or does not go away.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotic or have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it. Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor kidney function and the level of the medicine in your blood.

Uses of Acostin Injection

Side effects of Acostin Injection

Common
  • Upset stomach
  • Rash
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Dizziness
  • Slurred speech
  • Vertigo
  • Fever

How to use Acostin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Acostin Injection works

Acostin 3Million IU Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by destroying the bacterial cell membrane.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Acostin 3Million IU Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Acostin 3Million IU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acostin 3Million IU Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Acostin 3Million IU Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acostin 3Million IU Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Acostin 3Million IU Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acostin 3Million IU Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Acostin 3Million IU Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Acostin 3Million IU Injection is an antibiotic that is usually only given in the hospital for serious infections.
  • It is given by injection or drip (infusion) into a vein usually over 30-60 minutes.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor the level of the medicine in your blood.

Patient Concerns

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Hi I am 20 wk pregnent and just diagnosed with severe low levels of Vitamin D3 to be 5.67. I am taking 4000 IU of D3 (Ultra D3 4K tablet). I have two questions : 1.What does its implications. 2. Is the dose correct
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Along with it take 2 shots of Injection Arachitol 6Lac IU at an interval of 2 weeks
Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
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FAQs

Q. What if I do not get better after using Acostin?

Inform your doctor if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine. If you do not feel better after finishing the full course of treatment, consult your doctor.

Q. Can I stop taking Acostin when I feel better?

Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. But, do not stop taking Acostin and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

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