Mikacin 500mg Injection
By ARISTO PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
2ml Injection in Vial
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Mikacin Injection is an antibiotic containing Amikacin as an active ingredient. It belongs to the 'Aminoglycoside' group of medicine, mainly used to treat severe bacterial infection caused by various causative organisms. It acts by altering the protein synthesis of the bacteria, interfering with its replication and growth, further resulting in cell death. Mikacin Injection should be used under medical supervision. It should be administered intravenously only. Mikacin Injection should be used cautiously and for severe infections only. This medicine can result in altered renal function and hearing disability. Thus, it should be closely monitored. Inform your doctor about the medical conditions and the medicine you are currently taking. If any of the side effects worsen, inform your doctor immediately.
Uses of Mikacin 500mg Injection
Mikacin Injection is used in the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible bacteria.
Contraindications of Mikacin 500mg Injection
- If you are allergic to Amikacin or any other component of Mikacin Injection.
- If you are allergic to aminoglycoside medicine.
- If you suffer from myasthenia gravis.
Side effects of Mikacin 500mg Injection
- Skin rash
- Loss of balance
- Nausea or vomiting
- Low blood pressure
- Severe kidney failure
Precautions and Warnings of Mikacin 500mg Injection
Can I take Mikacin Injection during pregnancy?
It crosses the placenta and may cause harm to the unborn baby. Thus, the use of this medicine is not recommended during pregnancy.
Can I take Mikacin Injection while breastfeeding?
There is limited information about the effect of Mikacin Injection on breastfeeding. Your doctor may decide whether it is necessary to administer this medicine after assessing the benefit.
Can I drive if I have taken Mikacin Injection?
If you experience dizziness after the administration of Mikacin Injection, avoid driving.
Can I consume alcohol if I have taken Mikacin Injection?
Alcohol may alter the effect of Mikacin Injection. Thus, discuss with your doctor if you consume alcohol often.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have kidney disease and a hearing problem.
- You have any muscular disorder such as Parkinsonism.
- You experience an allergic reaction.
- You experience any side effect after taking Mikacin Injection.
- You develop vision loss after administering this medicine.
- You should stay hydrated while on this medication.
Mode of Action of Mikacin 500mg Injection
How Does It Work?
Mikacin Injection irreversibly alters the protein synthesis (responsible for cell multiplication) of the bacteria, stops the growth of bacteria and results in cell death.
Directions for Use of Mikacin 500mg Injection
- This injection will be given by a doctor or nurse in a hospital/clinic.
- Do not self-inject. Follow any aftercare instructions given by the doctor/nurse.
Interactions of Mikacin 500mg Injection
Interactions with other medicines
- Concurrent use of antibiotics like cephaloridine, paromomycin, viomycin, polymyxin B, colistin, vancomycin, amphotericin B; immunosuppressants like tacrolimus, ciclosporin, cisplatin; diuretics such as ethacrynic acid or furosemide increases the risk of toxicity of ear and kidney.read less
- Concurrent use of bisphosphonates results in a decreased calcium level.
- Concomitant use of ether, halothane, d-tubocurarine, succinylcholine and decamethonium should not be used along withMikacin Injection.
Storage and disposal of Mikacin 500mg Injection
- StoreMikacin Injection at a temperature not exceeding 30 °C in the original package to protect from light.
- Do not freeze.
- Keep it away from children.
Dosage of Mikacin 500mg Injection
It will be given by a doctor or nurse thus chances of overdose are unlikely. However, if you experience any discomfort or specific symptoms like hearing, renal disabilities inform your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
It is unlikely that the dose of this injection will be missed if you are monitored in a healthcare set up. However, if you have missed to take any dose of this injection, inform your doctor or nurse immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: When and how to administer Mikacin Injection?
A: Mikacin Injection can be administered with or without food as prescribed by a professional health care expert only. Extra fluids are advised while on treatment with this medication. Do not take this medication in larger amounts as it may cause undesirable effects.
Q: What all things should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Mikacin Injection?
A: Give a detailed account of your medical and surgical history. Also, the doctor needs to be informed of all the prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal preparations and nutritional supplements that you may be taking before startingMikacin Injection
Q: Should I take anti-inflammatory medicines with Mikacin Injection?
A: Do not use Mikacin Injection as these medicines may increase the risk of damage in kidneys or hearing loss. Consult the doctor before taking any kind of medication along with Mikacin Injection.
Q: Should I take vaccination while on treatment with Mikacin Injection?
A: Do not take vaccination while on treatment withMikacin Injection unless your doctor tells you to.
Q: Can Mikacin Injection be given intramuscularly (IM)?
A: Yes,Mikacin Injection can be given intramuscularly (IM) depending on the severity of the infection. Your doctor will decide the route of administration.
Q: Does Mikacin Injection belong to the penicillin class of medicine?
A: No, Mikacin Injection is not a penicillin class of medicine. It is an aminoglycoside class of medicine.
Last Updated on: 23 Mar 2021 | 11:48 AM (IST)
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