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Amikin Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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
Amikacin nebulizatio: Yes it has been and can be used to treat pseudomonas infection. ...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
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
What are the results of amikacin sulphate injection ip (mikacin inj) 500mg i.v/i.m on ejaculation?
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 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
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
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?
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more
Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...Read more
Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more
Lunch tables: Most schools provide a peanut free table for students with peanut allergy to sit at. They often have a friend that agrees not to bring peanut to school that is able to sit with them. ...Read more