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Dapmicin 350mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Dapmicin 350mg Injection is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe infections of the skin, soft tissues, heart, and blood. It works by killing the bacteria that cause these problems. It is commonly used to treat critically ill patients admitted to the hospital.

Dapmicin 350mg 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 diarrhea, headache, dizziness, rash and decrease in blood pressure. 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 and liver function.

Uses of Dapmicin Injection

  • Severe bacterial infections

Side effects of Dapmicin Injection

Common
  • Rash
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Breathlessness
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
  • Coping with Decreased blood pressure
    Get up slowly from a sitting or lying position. Try to avoid changing positions suddenly even in general. Try crossing your legs when you are sitting and wearing compression stockings. Drink plenty of water and try eating smaller, more frequent meals. Although salt is not good for everyone (and bad for some people), if you have low blood pressure increasing your intake of salt (sodium) can raise your blood pressure. Cut down the amount of alcohol you drink. If your blood pressure becomes very low, you should talk to your doctor.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Breathlessness
    Control your breaths by breathing in slowly through your nose and breathing out through your mouth. Sitting on a chair and leaning your chest slightly forward may also help. Increase the flow of air around you by opening windows or using a fan. Try to learn breathing techniques and do regular physical exercise. Wearing loose clothing around your waist and chest may also be helpful. Your breathing will usually return to normal within a few weeks of starting the medicine. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or get worse. Shortness of breath can also be a sign of an ongoing or worsening heart problem.
  • Coping with Abnormal liver function tests
    There may be no symptoms, so your doctor should carry out a blood test and give you advice. Some lifestyle changes can bring down levels of liver enzymes. In general, you will need to stop drinking alcohol or limit the amount you drink, lose weight and keep active. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Eat a healthy diet. Some particular foods like nuts, fatty fish, coffee, tea, olive oil, sprouts and bananas may be beneficial. Try to control stress as this can make your symptoms worse.
  • Coping with Urinary tract infection
    Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to treat a urinary tract infection. Most will clear up within a few days. Try some natural remedies like taking cranberry juice and probiotics for help. To ease the pain, try taking painkiller medicine. You can also try placing a hot water bottle or heat pad on your tummy or between your thighs. Rest and drink plenty of fluids (not alcohol or caffeine) to help flush the bacteria out of your body. Urinating frequently helps get rid of the bacteria as well.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Dapmicin Injection

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

How Dapmicin Injection works

Dapmicin 350mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by destroying the bacterial cell membrane.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Dapmicin 350mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dapmicin 350mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dapmicin 350mg 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
SAFE
Dapmicin 350mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Dapmicin 350mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dapmicin 350mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dapmicin 350mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dapmicin 350mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Dapmicin 350mg Injection is usually only given in the hospital for treating serious bacterial infections of the blood, heart, skin and soft tissues.
  • It is given by a drip into a vein (intravenous infusion).
  • Your doctor may monitor the health of your muscles before you start treatment and frequently thereafter.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Discontinue Dapmicin 350mg Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you get any unusual tingling, burning or numbness of the hands or feet, tenderness, weakness or cramps.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

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

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 Dapmicin when I feel better?

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

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