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Drug information on Avmik (500mg) (Amikacin) from Afive (Positif Life Sciences)

Avmik (500mg)

  Injection
Afive (Positif Life Sciences)
Generic : Amikacin
 78.00
500mg/1vial
1Vial
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Avmik (500mg) may be prescribed


Side effects of Avmik (500mg)

  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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

How to use Avmik (500mg)?

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

When is Avmik (500mg) 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).

Warnings and Precautions for Avmik (500mg)

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.

Other Precautions for Avmik (500mg)

Do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.

Storage Conditions for Avmik (500mg)

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.


Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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