AMICIN 250mg Injection 2ml


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Drug Information for AMICIN 250mg Injection 2ml

What is AMICIN 250mg Injection used for?

AMICIN 250mg Injection is used in the treatment of

  • Serious infections due to susceptible strains of bacteria (coli, Proteus, Klebsiella, Provindencia, Enterobacter, Pseudomonas sp., Serratia, Citrobacter);
  • Infections due to infections that cannot be treated by other aminoglycoside drugs;
  • Staphylococcal infection (second line treatment).

AMICIN 250mg Injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How does AMICIN 250mg Injection work?

AMICIN 250mg Injection belongs to a group of antibiotic medicines known as aminoglycosides. AMICIN 250mg Injection acts on the bacterial cell and inhibits the protein synthesis in bacteria, which is needed for their survival, thereby killing the bacteria.

How to take AMICIN 250mg Injection ?

  • The dosage of intravenous (injection into vein) or intramuscular (injection into muscle) injection of AMICIN 250mg Injection depends on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. AMICIN 250mg Injection injection must be given in the hospital under supervision of your doctor.
  • AMICIN 250mg Injection is usually injected into the muscle. It may be given in the vein, either as an injection or as an infusion (following dilution in a drip).
  • During AMICIN 250mg Injection treatment course, you may need to undergo blood test and urine tests
  • AMICIN 250mg Injection is given by intravenous (into a vein) infusion, over the course of a few minutes by the nurse or doctor.
  • You may be asked to undergo a hearing test before the doctor starts you on a course of AMICIN 250mg Injection .
  • During the course treatment, you will be monitored cautiously for side effects of AMICIN 250mg Injection injection.
  • AMICIN 250mg Injection injection is not advised to be taken by yourself.

It is very unlikely that you will receive an overdose of AMICIN 250mg Injection injection, as it is given in the hospital under supervision but if you experience the below symptoms immediately after AMICIN 250mg Injection injection, please inform your doctor immediately.

Symptoms of overdose may include the following:

  • Ringing in the ears
  • Hearing difficulty
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Feeling of pricking of pins and needles in hands and feet
  • Problem with passing urine

What are the drugs that interact with AMICIN 250mg Injection ?

Drugs that interact with AMICIN 250mg Injection injection:

  • Acyclovir
  • Amoxicillin, Ampicillin
  • Amphotericin
  • Bacitracin
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Capreomycin
  • Cisplatin
  • Colistin
  • Dimenhydrinate
  • Furosemide, Ethacrynic acid
  • Gentamycin, Kanamycin, Neomycin
  • Indomethacin
  • Meclizine
  • Penicillin, Cephalosporins
  • Polymyxin B
  • Thiamine
  • Vancomycin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of AMICIN 250mg Injection ?

Most common side effects of AMICIN 250mg Injection injection are:

  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Tremors
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Vision changes
  • Pain in joints

Please stop AMICIN 250mg Injection intravenous injection and contact your physician immediately if you have

  • allergic reactions (skin rash, hives, itching, swelling of face, mouth, tongue, lips, shortness of breath, swelling, collapse);
  • paralysis;
  • renal failure (white or red blood cells in urine, albumin in urine (albuminuria), decreased creatinine clearance, decreased specific gravity of urine, casts found in urine, increased blood urea nitrogen (bun), increased serum creatinine, reduction in urine output);
  • deafness;
  • sudden stopping of breathing;
  • low levels of magnesium in blood;
  • dizziness, vertigo;
  • anaemia (reduced red blood cells), eosinophilia (increased eosinophils in white blood cell count);
  • muscle tremors;
  • joint pains.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking AMICIN 250mg Injection ?

Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on AMICIN 250mg Injection

You are advised not to take AMICIN 250mg Injection if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What special precautions should be followed while taking AMICIN 250mg Injection ?

Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on AMICIN 250mg Injection

You are advised not to take AMICIN 250mg Injection if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

Tell your doctor if

  • you are allergic to AMICIN 250mg Injection or other medicine from the same class.
  • you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • you have shown signs of hypersensitivity to AMICIN 250mg Injection in the past.
  • you have Myasthenia gravis (muscle disorder causing weakness of some muscles).
  • you have allergy to sulphites.
  • you have Parkinson’s disease.
  • you have kidney disorders.
  • you are planning a surgery or any procedure.
  • you are pregnant or trying to conceive or are breastfeeding.

What should you tell your doctor before taking AMICIN 250mg Injection ?

Tell your doctor if

  • you are allergic to AMICIN 250mg Injection or other medicine from the same class.
  • you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • you have shown signs of hypersensitivity to AMICIN 250mg Injection in the past.
  • you have Myasthenia gravis (muscle disorder causing weakness of some muscles).
  • you have allergy to sulphites.
  • you have Parkinson’s disease.
  • you have kidney disorders.
  • you are planning a surgery or any procedure.
  • you are pregnant or trying to conceive or are breastfeeding.

What should you do when you have been given an overdose of AMICIN 250mg Injection injection?

It is very unlikely that you will receive an overdose of AMICIN 250mg Injection injection, as it is given in the hospital under supervision but if you experience the below symptoms immediately after AMICIN 250mg Injection injection, please inform your doctor immediately.

Symptoms of overdose may include the following:

  • Ringing in the ears
  • Hearing difficulty
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Feeling of pricking of pins and needles in hands and feet
  • Problem with passing urine

Frequently Asked questions about AMICIN 250mg Injection

  1. How should AMICIN 250mg Injection be stored?
  2. AMICIN 250mg Injection injection is to be stored at room temperature in the hospital settings.

  3. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking AMICIN 250mg Injection ?
  4. No, you can have your normal diet unless advised by your doctor.

  5. Can I drive while taking AMICIN 250mg Injection ?
  6. AMICIN 250mg Injection causes dizziness and drowsiness in some individuals. It is advisable not to drive while taking AMICIN 250mg Injection .

  7. Can I drink alcohol with AMICIN 250mg Injection ?
  8. It is better to avoid alcohol while taking AMICIN 250mg Injection , as alcohol interferes with AMICIN 250mg Injection .

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