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Amikavin 100 mg Injection


Overview

Introduction of Amikavin Injection

Amikavin 100 mg Injection is an antibiotic used to prevent or treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This may include infections of the urinary tract, bones and joints, lungs (eg. pneumonia), brain, blood, and some others. It is also used in hospitalized patients to prevent infections.

Amikavin 100 mg Injection works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Your doctor may shift you to another antibiotic after culture reports become available. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

Nausea, vomiting, and stomach upset may be seen as side effects. Temporary pain, irritation, and redness at the injection site may occur after an injection. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects persist or if your condition does not improve despite treatment.

Rarely, some patients receiving high doses may develop balance disorder (loss of balance), kidney damage and hearing loss. Therefore, please follow all the instructions given by your doctor while using this medicine. Your doctor may also monitor you with regular kidney function tests, hearing tests and urine tests during treatment. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Amikavin Injection side effects

Common
  • Application site irritation

How to use Amikavin Injection

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

How Amikavin Injection works

Amikavin 100 mg Injection is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Amikavin Injection related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Amikavin 100 mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amikavin 100 mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amikavin 100 mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Amikavin 100 mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Amikavin 100 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Amikavin 100 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amikavin 100 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amikavin 100 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Amikavin Injection?

If you miss a dose of Amikavin 100 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Amikavin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. What if I don't get better after using Amikavin?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Your doctor may increase the dose of Amikavin or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Amikavin if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Amikavin and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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