Active ingredient: Amikacin

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Amikacin uses


amikacin is a semi-synthetic aminoglycoside antibiotic derived from kanamycin A. Similar to other aminoglycosides, amikacin disrupts bacterial protein synthesis by binding to the 30S ribosome of susceptible organisms. Binding interferes with mRNA binding and tRNA acceptor sites leading to the production of non-functional or toxic peptides. Other mechanisms not fully understood may confer the bactericidal effects of amikacin. amikacin is also nephrotoxic and ototoxic.

Indication: For short-term treatment of serious infections due to susceptible strains of Gram-negative bacteria, including Pseudomonas species, Escherichia coli, species of indole-positive and indole-negative Proteus, Providencia species, Klebsiella-Enterobacter-Serratia species, and Acinetobacter (Mima-Herellea) species. amikacin may also be used to treat Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections.

amikacin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. Aminoglycosides work by binding to the bacterial 30S ribosomal subunit, causing misreading of t-RNA, leaving the bacterium unable to synthesize proteins vital to its growth. Aminoglycosides are useful primarily in infections involving aerobic, Gram-negative bacteria, such as Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter, and Enterobacter. In addition, some mycobacteria, including the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, are susceptible to aminoglycosides. Infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria can also be treated with aminoglycosides, but other types of antibiotics are more potent and less damaging to the host. In the past the aminoglycosides have been used in conjunction with penicillin-related antibiotics in streptococcal infections for their synergistic effects, particularly in endocarditis. Aminoglycosides are mostly ineffective against anaerobic bacteria, fungi and viruses.

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Amikacin available forms, composition, doses:

Price
Amikacin (pf) 100 mg/2 ml1.8 USD
Amikacin (pf) 500 mg/2 ml2.53 USD
Amikacin 250 mg/ml vial2.19 USD
Amikacin sulfate powder26.01 USD
Injectable; Injection; Amikacin 100 mg
Injectable; Injection; Amikacin 250 mg
Injectable; Injection; Amikacin 5 mg / ml
Injectable; Injection; Amikacin 500 mg
Injectable; Injection; Amikacin Sulfate 125 mg / ml
Injectable; Injection; Amikacin Sulfate 250 mg
Injectable; Injection; Amikacin Sulfate 250 mg / ml
Injectable; Injection; Amikacin Sulfate 50 mg / ml
Injectable; Injection; Amikacin Sulfate 500 mg

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References

  1. Dailymed."AMIKACIN SULFATE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. "amikacin". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "amikacin". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0047... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Amikacin?

Depending on the reaction of the Amikacin after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Amikacin not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Amikacin addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sdrugs.com conducted a study on Amikacin, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Amikacin consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

Two visitors reported price estimates

What is your opinion about drug cost? Did you feel the cost is apt, or did you feel it is expensive?
The report given by the sdrugs.com website users shows the following figures about several people who felt the medicine Amikacin is expensive, and the medicine is not expensive. The results are mixed. The perception of the cost of the medicine to be expensive or not depends on the brand name of the medicine, country, and place where it is sold, and the affordability of the patient. You can choose a generic drug in the place of the branded drug to save the cost. The efficiency of the medicine will not vary if it is generic or a branded one.
Visitors%
Expensive1
50.0%
Not expensive1
50.0%

Two visitors reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Amikacin drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Amikacin is mentioned below.
Visitors%
Once in a day2
100.0%

Five visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Amikacin drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 501mg-1g. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
501mg-1g3
60.0%
6-10mg1
20.0%
101-200mg1
20.0%

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