Amikacin Injection: This medicine comes under the branding of AMIKJEY and is used to treat certain serious infections that are caused by bacteria such as infections of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord and infections of the blood, abdomen, lungs, skin, bones, joints, and urinary tract. This drug is in a class of medications called aminoglycoside antibiotics that work by killing bacteria.
Amikacin Injection is an antibiotic used to prevent a variety of infections by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered.
Uses of Amikacin Injection
- Infections of the blood
- Abdomen (stomach area)
- Lungs infection
- Skin and Bone infection
- Joints, and urinary tract infection
Direction For Use
- This drug comes as a liquid to be injected into a vein or a muscle every 8 or 12 hours.
- It is injected intravenously, it is usually injected slowly for 30 to 60 minutes.
- If you will be receiving this injection at home, your healthcare provider will show you how to use the medication.
- It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor.
- Store in a cool and dry place.
- Keep away from the direct sunlight.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the drug too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding. Because This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to amikacin injections and other antibiotics before starting your course.
- Follow all the guidelines and instructions that mention of label of the medicine and prescribed by your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions About Amikacin Injection
How to use this medicine?
This medication is given by injection into a vein or muscle that is given as directed by your doctor, usually every 8 hours. The dosage of this medicine is based on your medical condition, weight, lab tests, and response to treatment.
Can I use this medicine for colds?
No, this medicine is used to treat various bacterial infections by killing bacteria. So Antibiotics such as amikacin injection will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Can I stop this medicine after feeling better?
Use this medicine until you finish the prescription, even if you feel better. If you stop using your dose too soon or skip doses, your infection may not be completely treated and the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics.
Can this medicine be a cause of hearing loss?
Yes, this medicine may cause serious hearing problems. Hearing problems may occur more often in older people or dehydrated people. Hearing loss may be permanent in some cases. So If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: hearing loss, roaring or ringing in the ears, or dizziness.