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Dr. Scott Keith
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Amikin (Overview)

Amikin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What is nipride (nitroprusside) drip?

What is nipride (nitroprusside) drip?

Nitroprusside: Nipride is nitroprusside a vasodilator (means open up blood vessels) which is used to lower blood pressure. It is given intravenously(through the veins) and is usually used in severe hypertensive(high blood pressure) situations. It needs to be closely monitored as it can at times lower blood pressure too much. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Amikin (Overview)

Amikin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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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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What is benazripril hydrochloride?

What is benazripril hydrochloride?

ACE inhibitor: Benezapril is a medication that is often used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure. It also uses to prevent kidney disease in diabetic patients. It belongs to a class of medication called ACE inhibitor because of the way it works. ...Read more

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What is asendin (amoxapine) prescribed for?

What is asendin (amoxapine) prescribed for?

Tricyclic antidepres: Amoxapine is a tricyclic antidepressant from the old generation of meds, it is used to treat depression and anxiety ...Read more

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Whats cefditoren pivoxil for?

Whats cefditoren pivoxil for?

Antibiotic: This third generation cephalosporin antibiotic is approved by fda for uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections, community-acquired pneumonia, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, pharyngitis, and tonsillitis. Cefditoren should be well tolerated. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is glucose-6-phosphate dehydronase deficiency?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is glucose-6-phosphate dehydronase deficiency?

Genetic disease: Hi. The G6PD gene is a gene on the X-chromosome for the enzyme, G6PD, which is important in red cell metabolism. Since it's X-linked (1 X chrom. in men; 2 X chrom.'s in women), having 1 mutant gene only causes disease in males. The mutant G6PD was selected for in evolution because it's protective against malaria. The disease it causes is anemia, usually in response to some oxidizing agent. ...Read more

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What is vantin (cefpodoxime) for?

What is vantin (cefpodoxime) for?

Vantin-antibiotic: Cefpodoxime is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia; bronchitis; gonorrhea; and ear, skin, throat, and urinary tract infections. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. ...Read more

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What class is amovicillin clavulanate?

What class is amovicillin clavulanate?

Antibiotic: Amoxicillin is in a class of medications called penicillin-like antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Clavulanic acid is in a class of medications called beta-lactamase inhibitors. It works by preventing bacteria from destroying amoxicillin. ...Read more

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What is cyproheptadine hydrochloride for?

What is cyproheptadine hydrochloride for?

Hives: Cyproheptadine (aka periactin) is an older antihistamine that is often used to control chronic hives, especially hive caused by exposure to heat a condition called cholinergic urticaria. This antihistamine commonly causes drowsiness, slowed reaction times and weight gain. In fact, it has been used, at times, as an appetite stimulant. ...Read more

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Help docs, is imipramine hydrochloride a dangerous drug?

Help docs, is imipramine hydrochloride a dangerous drug?

Depends: The FDA defines a dangerous drug as any that require prescription for use. Some have more potential side effects, or danger associated than others. Imipramine if taken in a very high dose can cause a rhythm disturbance in the heart and result in sudden death. At low doses used for some issues it is rarely a problem.The proper use requires proper training and understanding of the drug. ...Read more

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Why flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) tablet is used?What is side effects of flomax(tamsulosin hydrochloride)?

Why flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) tablet is used?What is side effects of flomax(tamsulosin hydrochloride)?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is a alpha-blocker and the main side-effect is 'hypotension' especially upon standing. You will become light-headed and may fail. It also may decrease or eliminate the ejaculation volume. This is not bad but concerns many patients. ...Read more

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Why is demeclocycline (declomycin) given for SIADH?

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Why is demeclocycline (declomycin) given for SIADH?

Demeclocycline: It induces nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (dehydration due to inability to concentrate urine by the kidneys) as a side-effect, hence relieves the low sodium problem in SIADH. ...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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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is aurodex otic solution?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is aurodex otic solution?

Ciprodex?: Not sure I have ever heard of aurodex. There are several antibiotic ear drops, including Cortisporin, (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) Floxcin otic and Ciprodex. But if there is an aurodex, it is probably an antibiotic coupled with a steroid and is used for external otitis or middle ear infection with a tube or a perforation of the ear drum associated with middle ear infection. ...Read more

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What is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

What is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

An opioid analgesic: demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or meperidine is a opioid-based pain medication. Its action, risks and side effects are somehwat similar to morphine. It can be dangerous if used in combination of certain antidepressants (such as SSRIs or MAOs). UNlike other narcotics (opioids) it does not constrict pupils. It is often used to reduce shivering after anesthesia. ...Read more

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What class is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds?

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What class is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds?

2 classes: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination of 2 drugs, trimetoprim and sulfamethoxazole. The first is a pyrimidine derivative and the second is a sulfonamide (sulfa). Ds stands for double strength as opposed to ss, single strength. The difference is in the dosage. ...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

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What precautions should be taken with amikacin?

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

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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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What do you think of treating pharyngitis with amikacin?

What do you think of treating pharyngitis with amikacin?

Overkill?: 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

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What are the results of amikacin sulphate injection ip (mikacin inj) 500mg i.v/i.m on ejaculation?

What are the results of amikacin sulphate injection ip (mikacin inj) 500mg i.v/i.m on ejaculation?

Here is ...: Amikacin is one of aminoglycoside-related antibiotics. Its use should not affect how ejaculation may take place. Ask Doc for specific detail timely. ...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 definition or description of: Amikin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Amikin allergy?

Amikin allergy: Amikin is an antibiotic medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse reactions see: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/amikacin-side-effects.html ...Read more

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Does either of Cefazedone and Amikacin treat Chlamydia or Gonnorhea?

Does either of Cefazedone and Amikacin treat Chlamydia or Gonnorhea?

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

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Can amikacin nebulization be used for chest infection?

Can amikacin nebulization be used for chest infection?

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

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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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Amikacin Sulfate (Definition)

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