Medicine Overview of Amikas Injection
Amikas 250mg Injection is used in the treatment of serious bacterial infections.
Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Skin rash, Hearing loss, Balance disorder (loss of balance).
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Amikas 250mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
In Depth Information on Amikas Injection
It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or into a muscle. Doctor will ensure that patient should be well hydrated before and during amikacin treatment.
Do not drive because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with amikacin.
Amikacin should be used with caution in premature and newborn babies.
During treatment patient may undergo blood, urine, or hearing tests to look for signs of side effects.
Do not start or continue the amikacin and consult your doctor:
- If you have a kidney problem, or hearing difficulties or tinnitus (ringing in ears)
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
Amikas Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amikas 250mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Amikas 250mg Injection is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Amikas 250mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Amikas 250mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Amikas 250mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Amikas 250mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amikas 250mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Amikacin, please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Amikas Injection
Yes, Amikas is a dialyzable drug
Q. Is its injection painful?
Its injection is painful. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Amikas is mainly effective against aerobic gram-negative bacteria such as pseudomonas as well as some gram-positive bacteria such as staphylococcus including methicillin-resistant strains but it is not the drug of choice for infections due to staphylococcus bacteria.
Q. Is amikacin sulfa, penicillin or an aminoglycoside drug?
Amikacin does not contain sulfa and is not a penicillin drug. It is a semisynthetic aminoglycoside
Amikas should be stored at or below 25°C. It should not be frozen
Amikas interacts with these medicines
Taking Amikas with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Medicines with composition Entecavir: Baraclude
Medicines with composition Penicillin G / Benzylpenicillin: Penidure
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