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Introduction

Expert Advice

Indication:

This medication is indicated in cases of serious infection due to amikacin sensitive gram negative organisms. This medication is also given in known or suspected staphylococcus infections.

Contraindication:

This medication is contraindicated in patients with myasthenia gravis (chronic autoimmune muscle weakening).

Precaution:

The patient must be cautious of renal impairment, hearing damage, and parkinsonism (disease of the central nervous system). The patient must also be cautious if elderly and must ensure adequate hydration.

Side effect:

The patients taking this medication may have ototoxicity (damage to the ear), nephrotoxicity (damage to the kidney), neuromuscular blockade (blocking of the receptors on nerves and muscles).

Pregnancy:

This medication is contraindicated in pregnant and lactating females.

Lactation:

This medication is contraindicated in nursing females.

Primary Uses

Indications

This medication is indicated in cases of serious infection due to amikacin sensitive gram negative organisms. This medication is also given in known or suspected staphylococcus infections.

Side Effects

The patients taking this medication may have ototoxicity (damage to the ear), nephrotoxicity (damage to the kidney), neuromuscular blockade (blocking of the receptors on nerves and muscles).

Warnings

Pregnancy

This medication is contraindicated in pregnant females.

Lactation

This medication is contraindicated in nursing females.

Precautions

The patient must be cautious of renal impairment, hearing damage, and parkinsonism (disease of the central nervous system). The patient must also be cautious if elderly and must ensure adequate hydration.

Contraindications

This medication is contraindicated in patients with myasthenia gravis (chronic autoimmune muscle weakening).

FAQS

What are the uses of Amikacin Sulphate?

This medicine is used for treating serious bacterial infections such as meningitis (infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord). It can also be used for treating infections of the abdomen, bones, blood, lungs, joints, skin, and urinary tract.

How to use Amikacin Sulphate?

Use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. It is mostly injected into a vein under the supervision of a medical professional. It is injected slowly over a period of 30-60 minutes. The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity.

Does this medicine have a lot of side effects?

This medicine does not have serious significant side effects if used according to the dose prescribed by your doctor. For further guidance, consult your healthcare provider.

Will I see instant results?

It may take some days for the medicine to show its full effect. Use it regularly and as prescribed by your healthcare provider for the best results.

What are the side effects of taking Amikacin Sulphate?

You may experience the following: Nausea and vomiting Diarrhea Headache Fever

What are the precautions for taking Amikacin Sulphate?

Following are the precautions for use of this medicine: ? Patients with cystic fibrosis must be cautious ? Patients with Parkinson’s disease must be cautious ? Patients with Myasthenia Gravis or any other muscular disorder must be cautious ? Children and elderly should use this medicine with caution ? May cause kidney disease ? May cause hearing problems

Does Amikacin Sulphate have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?

This medicine should not be used during pregnancy. This medicine may be safe to use by lactating women. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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