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Amikacin Sulfate Medication
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
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
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
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
What are the results of amikacin sulphate injection ip (mikacin inj) 500mg i.v/i.m on ejaculation?
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
Yes: Yes, but it's usually alternated with other inhaled antibiotics such as Cayston or colistin. ...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
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?
A stimulant: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is similar to the stimulants the body makes itself - adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine, and does many of the same things - raises blood pressure and pulse, is a decongestant, appetite suppressant. Because of its risks, most doctors no longer prescribe it, and use pseudoEphedrine (ephedrine sulfate) (sudafed) instead as a decongestant mainly. It is still found in many herbal drugs, esp from china. ...Read more
Please can you tell me what is this medication for? Medication-Procart (chondrotin Sulfate and curcumin extract).
Inflammation joint: Chondroitin Sulfate is usually used to help with chronic degenerative joint disease. Chondroitin helps to preserve cartilage and support joint health. Curcumin is an anti inflammatory to help in more acute situations. This combination may help with chronic joint pain and or swelling. ...Read more
I've been taking codeine sulfate 60mg. Lately my medication is on backorder. Which other pain meds could I consider. It has to be similar to codeine?
See your doctor: There is no over the counter replacement for codeine. There are multiple other options, but they are all controlled substances that need be prescribed by a physician. See your doctor to determine which is best for you. ...Read more
Quinidin-Quinora: It is a heart medicine used to treat rhythm problem of the heart. ...Read more
I have anemia and take iron medication (ferrous sulfate). Should I continue if I recently developed hemorrhoids and the iron makes me constipated?
F/57 having hysteroscopy d&c tomorrow with general anesthesia. Can I take my medication today.? Which are Paxil 40mg Ativan 1mg codeine sulfate 120mg. Anastrazole 1mg I take all thsse daily. Forgot to ask my doctor and today Sunday clinic are close.
Patient is already scheduled for hysteroscopy/d&C with general anesthesia. Patient should take paxil, Ativan and codeine today and do not take any in am. Avoid anastarzole (NSAID) today, tomorrow and resume day after surgery. Inform the anesthesiologist and your doctor of all that you took in am.
Good luck. ...Read more