Product Name: AmikanteSalt & Composition: Amikacin 100/250/500 mg. Injection. Amikacin sulfate is a semi-synthetic aminoglycosideantibiotic derived from Kanamycin.Drug Class and Mechanism: is an amino glycosides used to treat different types of bacterial Infection. Amikacin worksby binding to the bacterial 30s ribosomal subunit, causing misreading of mNRA and leaving the bacterium unable tosynthesize proteins vital to its growth.Prescribed For: Severe Gram –ve Infections, Hospital Acquired Infection, Bone & Joint Infections, Bacteraemias, CNSIncluding Meningitis, Septicemias, Skin, Soft Tissu, Respiratory Tract Infections, intra-abdominal infections (includingperitonitis), burns and post-operative infections.Mode of use: Amikacin 100/250/500 mg. Injection is usually given by injection into a vein or muscle by a trainedhealth care professional. Store in a refrigerator but do not freeze. Take it out of the refrigerator an hour before itstime for the next dose and allow it to warm to room temperature in a clean, dry place. Do not use the injection if younotice any particles in the solution. Properly destroy the needles after use.Dosage: Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. The dosage is based onyour medical condition, weight, and response to treatment. In some cases laboratory tests (such as kidney function,levels of drug in the blood) may be performed to help find the best dose for your condition. Amikante is usually givenevery 8 hours.In case of a missed dose: For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of thismedication as directed. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosingscheduleInteraction: Before using this medication, its best to inform your doctor about your medical history especially if youhave a record of: cystic fibrosis, hearing problems (including deafness, decreased hearing), kidney problems, low bloodminerals (including potassium, magnesium, and calcium), myasthenia gravis and Parkinsons disease. Amikacin maycause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) not to work as well. if you have kidney disease or myastheniagravis. Call your doctor right away if you notice any change in your hearing.Make sure your doctor knows that you arepregnant or breastfeeding, before taking this medicine.You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to amikacin or any other aminoglycosideantibioticSide effects: Nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, loss of appetite, Pain, irritation or redness at the injection site mayinfrequently occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, promptly tell your doctor.Packaging: Each vial contains: Amikacin - 100mg/2ml, 250mg/2ml and 500mg/2ml.STATUARY WARNING:Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided herein is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, butno guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein has been compiled for use by healthcarepractitioners, unless specifically indicated otherwise. This information is designed to assist licensed healthcarepractitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers and not as a substitute for, the expertise, skill,knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. Core Group does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of
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