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L Mikacin 500mg Injection

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

L Mikacin 500mg 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.

L Mikacin 500mg 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 and should not be self-administered. 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.

Common side effects of this medicine include injection site reactions and increased blood urea. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects persist or if your condition does not improve despite treatment.

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.

Uses of L Mikacin Injection

Benefits of L Mikacin Injection

In Bacterial infections

L Mikacin 500mg Injection is the injection form of an antibiotic medicine that stops the growth of the infection causing bacteria in your body. It is often injected by a doctor or a nurse either into a vein or a muscle. This medicine is used to treat many different types of infections such as urinary tract, bones and joints, lungs (eg. pneumonia), brain, blood, and some others. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of L Mikacin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of L Mikacin

  • Increased blood urea
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use L Mikacin Injection

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

How L Mikacin Injection works

L Mikacin 500mg Injection is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with L Mikacin 500mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
L Mikacin 500mg 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
L Mikacin 500mg 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
L Mikacin 500mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
L Mikacin 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of L Mikacin 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
L Mikacin 500mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of L Mikacin 500mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take L Mikacin Injection?

If you miss a dose of L Mikacin 500mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminoglycosides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking L Mikacin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Alendrate, Alenost, Aldrofos
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
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Patient Concerns

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Dr says patient has urine infection severe and prescribed medicines includes mikacin injection as shown in attachment of prescription I want ur view on it
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
Before starting antibiotics do a urine culture n sensitivity test. U r having UTI.
l am suffering the bacterial infection in penis. itching and irritating feel
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
The case has to be seen by male doctor in person
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FAQs

Q. How long can L Mikacin 500mg Injection be taken?

The usual course of treatment with L Mikacin 500mg Injection is about 7 to 10 days. However, your doctor will decide your dose depending on the condition you are being treated for. Continue taking L Mikacin 500mg Injection in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor to get maximum benefit. Do not alter the dose of the medicine on your own, consult your doctor first.

Q. Is L Mikacin 500mg Injection safe?

L Mikacin 500mg Injection is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How is L Mikacin 500mg Injection administered?

L Mikacin 500mg Injection should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from L Mikacin 500mg Injection.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, L Mikacin 500mg Injection should be taken in the recommended dose only. Overdose of L Mikacin 500mg Injection can increase the risks of side effects. If you experience an increase in severity of your symptoms during the treatment, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of L Mikacin 500mg Injection?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What if I don't get better after using L Mikacin 500mg Injection?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, consult your doctor if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine. The doctor may modify the dose or suggest an alternative medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking L Mikacin 500mg Injection when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking L Mikacin 500mg Injection and complete the full course of treatment even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can I take alcohol while on L Mikacin 500mg Injection?

You should avoid alcohol while being on treatment with L Mikacin 500mg Injection. Alcohol consumption may worsen the dizziness and sleepiness that might be caused by L Mikacin 500mg Injection. However, if you do have alcohol and experience any side effects, consult your doctor.

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References

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Atishya Biotech, Naveen Jain(CEO), 185, Mahaveer Nagar II, Maharani Farm, Durgapura, Jaipur - 302018, Rajasthan, India
Country of Origin: India
Expires on or after: January, 2021

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