Primegard 125 mg/500 mg Injection

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Medicine Overview of Primegard 125 mg/500 mg Injection

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Uses of Amikacin

Amikacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis.
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Side effects of Amikacin

Common

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

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How to use Amikacin

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

How Primegard 125 mg/500 mg Injection works

Amikacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
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Uses of Cefepime

Cefepime is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Cefepime

Common

Nausea, Headache, Rash, Vomiting, Fever, Itching, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Cefepime

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

How Primegard 125 mg/500 mg Injection works

Cefepime is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the required strength to the bacterial cell wall for the survival of the bacteria in the human body.

In Depth Information on Primegard 125 mg/500 mg Injection

Expert advice for Amikacin

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.

Expert advice for Cefepime

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Cefepime immediately and consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Warnings
Special precautions for Primegard 125 mg/500 mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Primegard 125 mg/500 mg 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Primegard 125 mg/500 mg 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.

Avoid prolonged use of Primegard 125 mg/500 mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
Primegard 125 mg/500 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, s
leepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Primegard 125 mg/500 mg Injection should be used with cautio
n in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Primegard 125 mg/500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Primegard 125 mg/500 mg Injection is probably safe to use in
patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Primegard 125 mg/500 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Primegard 125 mg/500 mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Amikacin

Q. Is Amikacin dialyzable?
Yes, Amikacin is a dialyzable drug
Q. Is its injection painful?
Its injection is painful. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. What organisms does Amikacin cover?
Amikacin 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
Q. Is Amikacin ototoxic?
Yes, Amikacin is ototoxic
Q. Does Amikacin need to be refrigerated?
Amikacin should be stored at or below 25°C. It should not be frozen
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Frequently asked questions for Cefepime

Q. Is cefepime beta lactam, penicillin, or sulfa drug?
Cefepime does not contain sulfa and is not a penicillin drug. It is a beta lactam cephalosporin antibiotic
Q. Is Cefepime broad spectrum bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Cefepime is a broad spectrum bactericidal antibiotic
Q. Is cefepime compatible with lactated ringer's, normal saline, or vancomycin?
Cefepime is compatible with lactated ringer's or normal saline. Solutions of cefepime should not be added to vancomycin. However, if concurrent therapy with cefepime is indicated, vancomycin can be administered separately. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Is Cefepime a vesicant?
No, Cefepime is not a vesicant drug
Q. What organisms does Cefepime cover?
Cefepime is mainly effective against methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (mssa), gram-negative bacteria, klebsiella, Group B streptococci but not effective against enterococcus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa), or anaerobes such as mycoplasma.
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