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Orkacin 250mg Injection

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Composition for Orkacin 250mg Injection

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Primary uses of Orkacin 250mg Injection

Serious bacterial infections
MRP
36
2 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Orkacin Injection

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Uses of Orkacin Injection

Orkacin 250mg Injection is used in the treatment of serious bacterial infections.
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Orkacin Injection side effects

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Skin rash, Hearing loss, Balance disorder (loss of balance).

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How to use Orkacin Injection

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

How Orkacin Injection works

Orkacin 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 Orkacin Injection

Expert advice for Orkacin 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.
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Orkacin Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Orkacin Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Orkacin 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Orkacin 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.
Driving
Orkacin 250mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Orkacin 250mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Orkacin 250mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Orkacin 250mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Orkacin 250mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Orkacin Injection?uses

If you miss a dose of Orkacin 250mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Orkacin Injection

Frequently asked questions about Amikacin

Yes, Orkacin is a dialyzable drug
Q. Is its injection painful?
Its injection is painful. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Orkacin 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
Yes, Orkacin is ototoxic
Orkacin should be stored at or below 25°C. It should not be frozen

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Orkacin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Orkacin with Adefovir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Adefovir: Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
Orkacin with Didanosine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Didanosine: Dinex EC, Dinosin
Orkacin with Etidronate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Etidronate: Etifem, Disonate
Orkacin with Furosemide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Furosemide: Frussenex, Fru, Lasix, Frusamide, Frusenex, Lasix HD, Urix, Furoped, Laxide, Frusenat, Lasipen
Orkacin with Entecavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Entecavir: Entehep, Frithvir, X Vir, Enteca, Cronivir, Entavir, Alentos, Hepalo, Entaliv, Baraclude, Encure, Encarvir, Entarica
Orkacin with Abacavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Abacavir: Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benzathine penicillin G: Benzathine, Pencom
Orkacin with Pamidronate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pamidronate: Aredronet, Biodronate, Pamidria, Bonapam, Cedroin
Orkacin with Stavudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Stavudine: Stavir, Stahope
Orkacin with Digoxin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Digon, Cardioxin, Lanoxin, Sangoxin, Digitran, Digoxin, Celoxin, Dixin
Orkacin with Lamivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamivudine: Heptavir, Lavir, Epivir, Lamivir, Lamimat, Hepitec, Lamihope, Retrolam
Orkacin with Tenofovir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penicillin V / Phenoxymethyl penicillin: Kaypen
Orkacin with Indomethacin
SERIOUS
Orkacin with Zidovudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zidovudine: Zidohope, Zilion, Zidovex L Plus E, Zidovex, Viro Z, Zidine, Zidovir
Orkacin with Minodronic acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Minodronic acid: Minoshine-M, Minodrone
Orkacin with Ibandronic Acid
SERIOUS
Orkacin with Alendronic Acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Alendronic Acid: Alendrate, Alenost, Bifosa, Zophost, Stoplos A Plus, Gatofos, Alenfos, Restofos, Osteofos
Orkacin with Risedronate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Risedronate: Osedrate, Bone C Fos, Actonel, Gemfos, Risoweek, Fossical, Risofos
Orkacin with Penicillin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penicillin: Strepto Erbazide, F.P.P
Orkacin with Telbivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Telbivudine: Telbihep, Sebivo
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