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Amikacin Sulphate Inj 100mg is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of the lungs, skin, abdomen, bones, joints or blood. Bacteria multiply quickly in the body by rapid reproduction. They also release harmful chemicals or toxins which affect the body’s functioning and make us sick. It works by hindering the growth and multiplication of bacteria. Thus, curing the infection in the body.

Major uses of Amikacin Sulphate Inj 100mg include treatment for:

  1. Pneumonia
  2. UTIs(urinary tract infections)
  3. Skin and soft tissue infection
  4. Blood infection
  5. Bacterial meningitis

Usage of Amikacin Sulphate Inj 100mg

This medication will be administered by a healthcare professional. Do not self-administer it. Amikacin Sulphate Inj 100mg will be injected into your vein but it can also be injected into your muscle. Drink plenty of fluids during the course of this injection.

Store it in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

In-detailed precautions and warnings

  1. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any of the medicinal components present in this medication. This may cause allergic reactions.
  2. Talk to your doctor if you have kidney or liver issues before the use of this medicine. Also, inform the doctor if you have been buzzing in the ears(tinnitus)
  3. Consult your doctor before taking a dose of this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. the doctor will only suggest it to you if the benefits overdate the risks of taking this medicine.
  4. Avoid the intake of substances that make you feel drowsy like alcohol and cannabis. This may lead to excessive drowsiness.
  5. Do not drive or use heavy machinery until you are aware of how this injection affects your routine activities.

Side Effects of Amikacin Sulphate Inj 100mg

Common side effects after the administration of Amikacin Sulphate Inj 100mg include

  • Irritation and redness on the site of injection
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash

Consult your doctor if these side effects do not cure and worsen with the duration of the course.

Drug Interactions

Amikacin Sulphate Inj 100mg has interactions with painkillers (aspirin, lidocaine), antibiotics(ceftriaxone, penicillin) and water pills.

Interactions with food have not been established as of now. Consult your doctor for more details.

Dietary and Lifestyle Advise

  • Consume food rich in probiotics such as curd, buttermilk, yoghurt and cheese.
  • Avoid the intake of grapefruit juice and calcium as they interfere with the drug absorption process.
  • Avoid consumption of tobacco and alcohol.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

Frequently Asked Concerns

Q1. To which category does Amikacin  Sulphate 100mg injection belong?

Amikacin 100 mg belongs to the group of antibiotics known as aminoglycosides and is used to cure bacterial infections.

Q2. Do we give Amikacin sulphate injection IV or IM?

Amikacin 100 mg injection can be given in both ways- in a vein or in the muscle. Contact your doctor for more information.

Q3.Can we use this injection in children 12 years of age?

Generally, it is considered effective and safe to use this medicine in children. Children with liver or kidney problems must visit their doctor before starting the use of this medicine as it is contraindicated in liver and kidney patients.

Q3. How many times do we have to get a dose of amikacin sulphate 100 mg injection?

The general dosage is 100 mg once or twice a day. It depends on the severity of the infection and your body’s ability to respond positively to the treatment. Consult the doctor for more information.

Q4. Is it recommended to take this injection when pregnant?

This injection will be only prescribed by your doctor if it has no risks and benefits your body. Consult your doctor before using this medication during pregnancy.

Q5.Is amikacin a strong antibiotic?

Amikacin Sulphate 100 mg injection is a strong antibiotic. As bacteria reproduce rapidly such medicines have to act fast and effectively.

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