Mikacin 500 mg injection (amikacin)
Mikacin 500 mg Injection is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. Amikacin is used to treat severe or serious bacterial infections. Amikacin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What should know about Mikacin 500 mg Injection?
Mikacin 500 mg Injection can harm your kidneys, and may also cause nerve damage or hearing loss, especially if you have kidney disease or use certain other medicines. Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and all the medicines you are using. If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using amikacin.
What should I discuss before using amikacin?
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to amikacin or similar antibiotics such as gentamicin, kanamycin, neomycin, paromomycin, streptomycin, or tobramycin. To make sure amikacin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: Diabetes Management Info Do You Have Type 2 Diabetes? Common Questions Answered Here type2-diabetes-info.com kidney disease; asthma or sulfite allergy; myasthenia gravis; a nerve-muscle disorder; or a nervous system disorder such as Parkinson?s disease. Do not use amikacin if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy during treatment. It is not known whether amikacin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
How is Injection given?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Mikacin 500 mg Injection is usually given for 7 to 10 days. Amikacin is injected into a muscle, or into a vein through an IV. You may be shown how to use an IV at home. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles, IV tubing, and other items used to inject the medicine. Do not use amikacin if it has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medication. Do not mix amikacin with other medicines in a syringe or IV bag. Use a disposable needle and syringe only once. Follow any state or local laws about throwing away used needles and syringes. Use a puncture-proof ?sharps? disposal container (ask your pharmacist where to get one and how to throw it away). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets. Drink plenty of liquids while you are taking amikacin. This will help keep your kidneys working properly. While using amikacin, you may need frequent blood or urine tests. Your hearing, kidney function, and nerve function may also need to be checked. Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Mikacin 500 mg Injection will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold. If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using amikacin. Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of amikacin.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking This Injection?
Mikacin 500 mg Injection can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Amikacin side effects
• Difficult breathing;
• Swelling of your (face, Lips, Tongue Throat)
• Painful or difficult urination
• Swelling in your feet or ankles;
• Feeling tired or short of breath;
What other drugs will affect Mikacin 500 mg Injection?
Mikacin 500 mg Injection can harm your kidneys. This effect is increased when you also use certain other medicines, including: antivirals, chemotherapy, injected antibiotics, medicine for bowel disorders, medicine to prevent organ transplant rejection, injectable osteoporosis medication, and some pain or arthritis medicines (including aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, and Aleve). Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially: a diuretic or ?water pill?; any other antibiotic.