What is Amikacin for:
It is used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections.
How does Amikacin work:
Amikacin is an antibiotic and works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.
How should Amikacin be used:
It is given as a shot into a muscle or vein.
Common side effects of Amikacin :
Ototoxicity, nephrotoxicity, neuromuscular blockage, skin rash, tremors, eosinophilia, headache, nausea, vomiting.
What do I do if I miss a dose
Call your doctor to find out what to do.
What precautions should I take when taking Amikacin :
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
When do I need to seek medical help
Alert your doctor if you have signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. – These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Seek help if you notice Big change in balance. – Change in hearing. – Feeling very tired or weak. – Very nervous and excitable. – Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea), even after drug is stopped. Not able to pass urine. – Any rash. – Some side effects may happen up to 2 weeks after the shot. Report them to your doctor. – Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Are there any food restrictions
How do I store Amikacin :
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. – Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.