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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
Amikacin: This drug is in a class of antibiotics known as aminoglycosides. These days there are limiited clinical situations in which they should be used because of both nephro (kidney) and oto (8th nerve) toxicities. In my opinion all patients receiving this should have 8th nerve function tested periodically as well as renal function and duration of treatment should be kept as brief as possible. ...Read more
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 is an intravenous aminoglycoside class antibiotic.
Pharyngitis is usually an outpatient issue that can be handled with oral antibiotics.
I'm guessing the patient is hospitalized, and if it's a complicated case of pharyngitis (abcess?) then antibiotics should be directed towards whatever is cultured. ...Read more
What are the results of amikacin sulphate injection ip (mikacin inj) 500mg i.v/i.m on ejaculation?
Not recommended: Cefazedone is active against gonorrhea, but no research has ever been published on its effecrtiveness. Amikacin is similar. Probably either of them would be effective if given in high enough dose or for long enough, but the doses aren't known and they are not recommended. Neither has any effect at all against chlamydia. Find a doctor or clinic where recommended treatments are understood and used. ...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 more
I was affected by Staphylococcus haemolyticus in semen. Amikacin was used to treat my disease for 10 days but I was still not recovered.?
Amikacin nebulizatio: Yes it has been and can be used to treat pseudomonas infection. ...Read more
Amikacin nebulizatio: Yes it can be used in healthy patients for lung infection as it penetrates lungs and there is very low systemic absorption. A dose of 60 mgm/kgm appears to be safe as was in a study with low serum concentration of less than 15mgm/kgm infusion, as it was compared to infusion. ...Read more
Since past 10 yrs, every year I get this recurrent UTI infection, and always receive amikacin IV (5 days). will amikacin have long term side effcts?
YES: This is NOT a drug of choice for routine UTI or uncomplicated infections, Can have severe fidney siude effects. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but it's usually alternated with other inhaled antibiotics such as Cayston or colistin. ...Read more
7 day old nephew has a. 11mg/dl serum creatinine. Is it normal? He received high dose of amikacin by mistake 3 days before the blood test. Thanks.
Cr. 11: Is it 0. 11 or 1.1? 0.11 seems low but that usually is not a problem, 1.1 may be minimally high which coudl be due to dehydration so would recheck it in a week after drinking about 2 glasses water to see the trend and could also dip the urine for protein.. But most important call the lab where it was done and ask for their reference values as every lab differs a it in what is normal ...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
Do you use Cefazedone (first-generation cephaloporins) or Amikacin (Aminoglycosides antibiotic) for treating pelvic inflammatory disease?
Not usually: I'm not sure where you are, but in most of the world's countries these drugs are not recommended and would not be used to treat PID. They are of uncertain activity against gonorrhea and definitely will not treat chlamydia. Try to find an infectious diseases or STD expert to advise on treatment. Also see my reply to your other question. ...Read more
Baby got respiratory and urinary infection. Dr started with antibiotics. Meropenem and amikacin 250. Fenesta to control fever. Whenever ibprufin is given she is ok for 7-8 hours and than get fever again. Ecoli is the bacteria in urine culture. Cpr 11?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more