Amikacin Injection Meiji

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Generic Name: Amikacin Injection Meiji Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is amikacin injection meiji used for?

Amikacin injection meiji is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It works by inhibiting the production of bacterial proteins, which causes bacterial cell death.

Amikacin injection meiji is commonly used for treating certain serious bacterial infections.

How should I take amikacin injection meiji?

Amikacin injection meiji is given as an injection at your doctor’s office, hospital, or clinic. Drinking extra fluids while you are taking amikacin injection meiji is recommended. Check with your doctor or nurse for instructions.

How do I store amikacin injection meiji?

Amikacin injection meiji is handled and stored by a health care provider. You will not store it at home.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using amikacin injection meiji?

Do not use amikacin injection meiji if you are allergic to any ingredient in amikacin injection meiji or other aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g., gentamicin).

Also, these are important safety information that you may notice:

  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take amikacin injection meiji before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Some of these products contain sulfites. Sulfites may cause an allergic reaction in some patients (e.g., asthma patients). If you have ever had an allergic reaction to sulfites, ask your pharmacist if your product has sulfites in it.
  • Amikacin injection meiji only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections (e.g., the common cold).
  • Be sure to use amikacin injection meiji for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
  • Long-term or repeated use of amikacin injection meiji may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
  • Mild diarrhea is common with antibiotic use. However, a more serious form of diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis) may rarely occur. This may develop while you use the antibiotic or within several months after you stop using it. Contact your doctor right away if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools occur. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.
  • Lab tests may be performed while you use amikacin. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Use amikacin injection meiji with caution in the elderly; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Caution is advised when using amikacin injection meiji in newborn; they may be more sensitive to its effects.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using amikacin injection meiji during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking amikacin injection meiji. Amikacin injection meiji is pregnancy risk category D, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from amikacin injection meiji?

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:

  • Diarrhea

Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:

  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue
  • Burning, numbness, or tingling
  • Change in balance
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Hearing loss
  • Muscle weakness
  • Ringing or roaring in the ears
  • Seizures
  • Symptoms of kidney problems (e.g., not able to pass urine, change in how much urine is passed, blood in the urine, a big weight gain)
  • Trouble breathing, slow breathing, or shallow breathing
  • Twitching
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with amikacin injection meiji?

Amikacin injection meiji may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products may interact with this drug, including:

  • Amphotericin B
  • Acitracin
  • Cephalosporins (e.g., cephaloridine)
  • Cisplatin
  • Colistin
  • Cyclosporine
  • Diuretics (e.g., ethacrynic acid, furosemide)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (e.g., ibuprofen)
  • Other aminoglycosides (e.g., gentamicin)
  • Paromomycin
  • Polymyxin B
  • Vancomycin
  • Viomycin

Does food or alcohol interact with amikacin injection meiji?

Amikacin injection meiji may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with amikacin injection meiji?

Amikacin injection meiji may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • Hearing difficulty
  • Nerve problems
  • Muscle problems (e.g., myasthenia gravis)
  • Parkinson disease
  • Kidney problems
  • Dehydrated

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using amikacin injection meiji.

What is the dose of amikacin injection meiji for an adult?

General dosing

The recommended dose is 15 mg/kg/day divided IV/IM q8-12hr

Urinary Tract Infection

The recommended dose is 250 mg IV/IM q12hr.

Extended Interval Dosing (q24 Hours)

First dose: The recommended dose is 15 mg/kg IV based on lean body weight.

Subsequent doses: consult pharmacist.

Hospital Acquired Pneumonia

The recommended dose is 20 mg/kg/day IV; may administer with antipseudomonal beta-lactam or carbapenem.

Dosage Modifications

Renal impairment

  • CrCl >90 ml/min and aged <60 yr: q8hr
  • CrCl 60-90 ml/min OR aged ≥60 yr: q12hr
  • CrCl 25-60 ml/min: q24hr
  • CrCl 10-25 ml/min: q48hr
  • CrCl <10 ml/min: q72hr
  • Administer after dialysis in ESRD

What is the dose of Amikacin injection meiji for a child?

General Dosing

The recommended dose is 15-22.5 mg/kg/day IV/IM divided q8hr.

Aged ≤7 days

  • ≤29 weeks gestational age: The recommended dose is 18 mg/kg IV/IM q48hr.
  • 30-33 weeks gestational age: The recommended dose is 18 mg/kg IV/IM q36hr.
  • ≥34 weeks gestational age: The recommended dose is 15 mg/kg IV/IM q24hr.

Aged >7 days

  • 30-33 weeks gestational age: The recommended dose is 15 mg/kg IV/IM q24hr.
  • ≥34 weeks gestational age: The recommended dose is 15 mg/kg IV/IM q12-18hr.

Aged 8-28 days old & <29 weeks gestational age

  • The recommended dose is 15 mg/kg IV/IM q36hr.
  • Also use this dose for the following: significant asphyxia, indomethacin for PDA, poor cardiac output, or renal impairment.

Neonates Aged >28 days old & <29 weeks gestational age

  • The recommended dose is 15 mg/kg IV/IM q24hr.
  • Also use this dose for the following: significant asphyxia, indomethacin for PDA, poor cardiac output, or renal impairment.

How is Amikacin injection meiji available?

Amikacin injection meiji is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Amikacin injection meiji 500 mg/2 ml x 10 Bottle
  • Amikacin injection meiji 500 mg/2 ml x 10’s
  • Amikacin injection meiji 500 mg/2 ml 10 x 1’s (Meiji)

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of amikacin, consult your doctor.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: March 19, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019

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