Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before using amikacin sulfate injection.
Patient should be under close clinical observation because of potential toxicity associated with use. Tests, such as hearing and blood tests, may be done to observe side effects. Also, tell your doctor or dentist you are using amikacin injection before surgery.
While using this medication, do not take any vaccinations or immunizations because antibiotics can affect them. If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor. Driving or operating machinery is okay.
Do NOT use amikacin sulfate injection if you are:
- Allergic to amikacin or other containing ingredients (such as sulfites);
- Allergic to any other aminoglycoside antibiotics.
Use of amikacin sulfate injection during pregnancy or breast feeding can cause serious adverse reactions. Talk to your doctor before using this medication and only use if clearly needed.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and advise you how it is given. Usual dosage is 15m/kg/day, given intramuscularly or intravenously, divided into 2 or 3 equal doses administered at equal intervals. Antibiotics need to be given consistently under strict schedule to ensure optimal therapeutic effect.
Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking before your treatment with amikacin sulfate injection. Make sure that your doctor is aware if you are taking a diuretic. Also, let your doctor know if you have kidney disease, hearing problems, myasthenia gravis. If you notice changes in hearing, let your doctor now immediately. If infection does not improve or worsens, call your doctor.
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