Amikacin

Category: Antibiotics



Amikacin Overview

Amikacin is an antibiotic used for a number of bacterial infections.[2] This includes joint infections, intra-abdominal infections, meningitis, pneumonia, sepsis, and urinary tract infections.[2] It is also used for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.[3] It is used either by injection into a vein or muscle.[2] Amikacin, like other aminoglycoside antibiotics, can cause hearing loss, balance problems, and kidney prob...

Read more Amikacin Details
Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amikacin

Recent Amikacin Forums: RSS Feed

Expire

I have a vial of B12 with expiration date of 4/2012, is it safe to still use it for injections ## I would of coarse never recommend taking expired "anything", but generally vitamins are still ok to use shortly after their expiration date, and if it's not as potent or effective, at least you'll know why. April was only two months ago, so I doubt that it will have lost much or any of its potency by now. I have some expired Vitamin C powder from Feb. 2012 and it still seems to serve its purpose well today. It may just be me, but I think the expiration date on vitamins isn't as accurate as we're lead to believe. From my perspective I think the quick expiration date on many products is just to get you to buy it more frequently than necessary. I hope my opinion helps! ...

Updated
monocef injection or taxim az 200

To treat cough fever with chills since 15 day and 8-10 pus cell in urin uti when dolo is given fever is normal for 4 hrs amikacin is given no result found now which is better to start monocef 1g morning evening or taxim az 200 please suggest the best medicine ## Sir.my hands bones factuar skin damage iam us ing inj.taxim 1gr and tab. Monocef and tab metro this combination good are bad please help

Updated
amikacin, expiration date, safe

Is it safe to use nebulized amikacin after the expiration date? My pharmacy sent me the amikacin a week before I needed it and now when I need to use it, it says it's expired. The pharmacy is closed for the weekend and I have no one to ask. My daughter has E.Coli colonized in her lungs and this is more for preventative use.

Updated
Ecoli infection

My mother s 53 year old,hv UTI problem last 8 months, and also kidney stone bcs of increasing uric acid. She takes amikacin injection for 15 days, then she feel relief for 1 month but urine infection started again so we r very tensed, pls give me a suggestion wht should I do?

Updated
Amikacin causes hearing loss

After a 9 month course of IV Amikacin, I have lost almost all of my ability to hear. I was not only not alerted of this risk by my physician, I was told by him that my amikacin was not causing my gradual hearing loss. Finally, when my hearing was permanently & profoundly lost, they admitted the amikacin was the cause and immediately removed me from this medication. Would love to hear from anyone else with a similar story. ## My sister has lost her hearing due to taking IV amikacin. She is very frustrated and very depressed. We hope that some of her hearing will come back. Have you had any treatmrnt or do you know of any to help this hearing return? ## I'm a 14 year old boy who was on Amikacin for 10 months, at about 8 months of using it I started to notice gradual hearing loss. ...

Updated
Tamflo 0 4mg

i have ut infection since last 60 days and recently under gone cystoscopy and uretridilation and advised niftais /uribid 100 mg tab 2 daily since last 15 days with 1 tab of tamflo .4mg daily. iam 74 yrs old lady ,diabetic & hypertensive and on medication since last 20 yrs.yesterday checked for urine routine and find still puss cells in plenty.this infection was noticed since last 2 yrs.i also took 10 doses of amikacin inj.600mg for 5 days.but pus cell still persists.my kidney size is ok but creatine increased to 2.2 from earlier 1.4 and now reads 1.57.there is traces of protein in urine(+).has my kidney been damaged and howlong it takes to remove the infection.even after dilatation unable to fully empty the bladder and have to urinate 3-4 times small quantys in the night

Updated

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Amikacin
  • Injection: 250mg/ml, 50mg/ml, 62.5mg/ml
  • Suspension: 590mg
  • Suspension, Liposomal: 590mg/8.4ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

Other drugs which contain Amikacin or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

Related Amikacin Topics:

Amikacin causes hearing loss
After a 9 month course of IV Amikacin, I have lost almost all of my ability to hear. I was not only not alerted of this ... 4 replies
amikacin, expiration date, safe
Is it safe to use nebulized amikacin after the expiration date? My pharmacy sent me the amikacin a week before I needed ...
Amikacin antibiotic
IV Antibiotic...




Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 16 December 2018.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2018 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA