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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Amikin (Definition)

Amikin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more


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Why would someone need a serum amikacin measurement?

Why would someone  need a serum amikacin measurement?

Therapeutic dose: Serum levels of antibiotics are measure to ensure that therapeutic levels have been achieved and to stay below the toxic levels. ...Read more

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I had fever and sorethroat. The doctor injected amikacin and I have fainting. Today, my kidney does not work for about 12 hours. What should I do?

I had fever and sorethroat. The doctor injected amikacin and I have fainting. Today, my kidney does not work for about 12 hours. What should I do?

Passing out : If you have not urinated in an entire day and cannot urinate and you have taken if plenty of fluids I advise you to go to the ER or see the doc that gave your this medication asap ...Read more

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Is it safe to take amikacin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take amikacin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Amikacin is a pregnancy category d drug, meaning there is positive evidence of human fetal risk. In lactation, safety is unknown. ...Read more

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How many mg should be administered to a patient weighing 44lbs taking amikacin sulfate?

Depends on reason: Pediatric dosing is usually 15-30 mg/kg/day, divided in 1-3 doses a day, so total daily dose 300-600mg for someone weighing 44 lbs. Low or high dose depends on the severity of infection. Adult dose for uncomplicated UTI is only 250 mg twice a day, and max adult daily dose is 1.5 grams a day. ...Read more

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What is the durayion of amikacin?

What is the durayion of amikacin?

Short, Variable: Amikacin is an antibiotic that is given by iv. In adults, the half-life is typically about 2 hours, with longer half lives in kids, and up to 8+ hours in newborns. It's cleared by the kidney only, so in patients with kidney failure it can last for much longer, up to days. ...Read more

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Can amikacin 500 cause high INR level?

Can amikacin 500 cause high INR level?

Improbable: This has not been documented as a side-effect of any of the aminoglycosides. ...Read more