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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
Amikacin nebulizatio: Yes it has been and can be used to treat pseudomonas infection. ...Read more
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
Pain in back and left side, urine culture done: e.Coli & colony counts less than < 105 cfu/ml, doctor suggested me take amikacin 750 mg and cifroplexn.
Second Guess: The doc who saw you has the best first hand knowledge of what to do. I would not try to second guess him/her. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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