Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
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General Information on Amikacin

Generic Name : Amikacin

Pronunciation : am i kay' sin

Latest prescription information about Amikacin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Why is Amikacin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an aminoglycoside antibiotic, prescribed for serious bacterial infections. It inhibits the production of bacterial proteins, which causes bacterial cell death. 

When should Amikacin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Generally not indicated for long-term therapy because of ototoxicity (damage to the ear) and nephrotoxicity (damage to kidney cells).

What is the dosage of Amikacin?

The recommended dose is 15mg/kg/day in 1-3 doses, urinary tract infection 250mg twice a day.

How should Amikacin be taken?

This medication available in the form of injection, administered by a healthcare professional.

What are the warnings and precautions for Amikacin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, vertigo, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, myasthenia gravis, or Parkinson's disease, during pregnancy.

• Discontinue, if signs of ototoxicity, neurotoxicity or hypersensitivity occurs; and during lactation.

• Safety has not been established for treatment period >14 days.

• Monitor renal function before and during treatment.

What are the side effects of Amikacin?

  Musculoskeletal: Muscle weakness (due to blocking of signals from the nerves to the muscles).
  Eye and ENT: Hearing loss and loss of balance.
  Genitourinary: Reduced urine volume, protein in urine, increased serum creatinine, urinary casts, red and white blood cells in urine and high level of nitrogen waste in blood (azotemia).
  Miscellaneous: Decreased serum magnesium.

What are the other precautions for Amikacin?

Do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.

What are the storage conditions for Amikacin?

Injection: Store it in the refrigerator or freezer. Take your next dose from the refrigerator 1 hour before using it; place it in a clean, dry area to allow it to warm to room temperature. Do not refreeze medications.

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ranjandas, India

For Urinay infection(burning at the time of Urine) the Amitax 500 Injection is useful or not ? please reply at email-anandatea@rediffmail.com

saurabh333, India

fantastic data,thanks

narayan_patra, India

Post operation of typical micobacterial infection I was advised by Doctor to take one Amikacin 500 injection daily for 3 months. Have completed 70 injection. Recently I am suffering from vertigo problem. What I should do now?

shahana_sun23, India

Botox injection is harmful or usefull

shahana_sun, India

For urinary infection Amikacin 500 injection is good or harmfull. 8080198054. email address is shahana_sun@yahoo.com

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