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Sudostar 2MIU Injection


Overview

Introduction

Sudostar 2MIU Injection is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe bacterial infections of the body. It is commonly used for critically ill patients admitted to the hospital.

Sudostar 2MIU 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 stomach upset, slurred speech, dizziness, vertigo, generalized itching, rash, nephrotoxicity, and local redness or swelling at the site of injection. 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 function and the level of the medicine in your blood.

Uses of Sudostar Injection

  • Severe bacterial infections

Side effects of Sudostar 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 Sudostar

  • Upset stomach
  • Rash
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Dizziness
  • Slurred speech
  • Vertigo
  • Fever

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 Upset stomach
    Try taking your medicine with a meal or snack, or shortly after eating. It might help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, and to eat and drink slowly. Avoid foods which can irritate your stomach such as carbonated soft drinks, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, mints and citrus fruits. Quit smoking and alcohol because they increase the symptoms. Do not eat for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. Try raising the head of your bed at night or use extra pillows. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that may help, such as antacids, if your condition does not improve.
  • 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 Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
    Massaging the numb area can help improve blood flow and provide relief. Try warming your hands and feet if they are cold. In case they are hot, try cooling them down. Get plenty of rest as lack of proper sleep may worsen the condition. Reducing stress, avoiding alcohol, exercising regularly, and getting enough vitamins and nutrients through your diet can also make you feel better.
  • 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 Vertigo
    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 symptom. 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.

How to use Sudostar Injection

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

How Sudostar Injection works

Sudostar 2MIU Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by destroying the bacterial cell membrane.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Sudostar 2MIU Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sudostar 2MIU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sudostar 2MIU 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
UNSAFE
Sudostar 2MIU Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sudostar 2MIU Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Sudostar 2MIU Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sudostar 2MIU Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Sudostar 2MIU Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Sudostar 2MIU Injection is an antibiotic that is usually only given in the hospital for serious infections.
  • It is given by injection or drip (infusion) into a vein usually over 30-60 minutes.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor the level of the medicine in your blood.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Polypeptides
Habit Forming
No

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FAQs

Q. What should I tell my doctor before taking Sudostar?

Before taking Sudostar, you must tell your doctor if you have or ever had any problems related to your kidneys or lungs (such as asthma). Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

Q. How is Sudostar administered?

Sudostar 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 Sudostar.

Q. Who should not use Sudostar?

Use of Sudostar should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Sudostar or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Sudostar for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. Can I take Sudostar in pregnancy?

Enough evidence is not available to provide clarity on the use of Sudostar in pregnancy. However, if you are pregnant or planning to conceive, consult your doctor before taking Sudostar. You may take it only if prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Is Sudostar safe?

Sudostar 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.

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