Walamycin Suspension 30ml

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INTRODUCTION

WALAMYCIN contains Colistin which belongs to the group of medicines called Antibiotics. It is used in infants and in children to treat bacterial infections of the gut (stomach and intestines).

Colistin is a polypeptide antibiotic. It binds to the susceptible bacteria and disrupts the composition (lipids and protein) of the bacterial cell membrane. As a result, it makes the contents of the bacterial cell to leak out which subsequently leads to bacterial killing. It may also inactivate the toxins produced by the bacteria.

Before starting the therapy with WALAMYCIN, inform your doctor if your child has any kidney problems. Your doctor would prescribe a low dose of colistin to your child and constantly monitor their kidney functions to avoid the risk of side effects. You must also inform your doctor that if your child has any inherited blood or muscle disorders before starting the therapy with WALAMYCIN.

Do not give WALAMYCIN to your child if your child is allergic to any of its ingredients. The most common side effects of taking WALAMYCIN are stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens in your child.

USES OF WALAMYCIN

  • Treats bacterial infections of the gut in infants and in children

HOW WALAMYCIN WORKS

WALAMYCIN kills the susceptible bacteria that causes infection. It acts by disrupting the composition (lipids and protein) of the bacterial cell membrane and enters the bacterial cell. This causes the contents of the bacterial cell to leak out which subsequently leads to bacterial killing. It may also inactivate the effects of toxins produced by the harmful bacteria.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Use WALAMYCIN as advised by your physician. Reconstitute the medicine with the sterile water given along with the package or with boiled cooled water before administration. Close the bottle tightly and shake the mixture vigorously for at least 10-15 minutes until its forms a uniform mixture. Measure the medicine using the measuring cup given along with the package and administer it to your child.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose, quantity (ml) and duration of therapy for your child depending upon their age, body weight and severity of infection. Shake the medicine well before each use. Do not stop giving WALAMYCIN to your child without consulting your doctor even if they feel better after few days of therapy. Continue to give WALAMYCIN for the stipulated duration mentioned by your doctor to achieve maximum benefits.

SIDE EFFECTS OF WALAMYCIN

COMMON

  • nausea, vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • dizziness
  • stomach upset
  • skin rash

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea and Vomiting:

Give WALAMYCIN to your child along with meals or after a snack. Provide them only with simple meals. Restrict your children from oil rich or spicy food. Contact your doctor if nausea worsens in your child.

Dizziness:

Make your child to rest and relax. Restrict them from playing outdoors. Avoid indulging them in activities that requires proper concentration such as riding a bicycle. Consult your doctor if dizziness worsens in your child.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

WALAMYCIN may cause dizziness. Therefore, restrict your child from playing outdoors. Avoid indulging them in activities that requires proper concentration such as riding a bicycle.

KIDNEY

WALAMYCIN should be used with caution in children with kidney problems. Therefore, inform your doctor before administering it to your child.

ALLERGY

Inform your doctor before starting the therapy with WALAMYCIN if your child is allergic to colistin or other polymyxin antibiotics.

OTHERS

Use in pediatrics:

WALAMYCIN can be used in infants and in children. However, it should be used only if prescribed by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before giving it to your child.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interaction:

Before giving WALAMYCIN to your child, inform your doctor if your child is taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • other antibiotics such as aminoglycosides (Ex. netilmicin, gentamicin, amikacin, and tobramycin), cephalosporins (Ex. cefixime, ceftriazone), macrolides (Ex. azithromycin, clarithromycin, or erythromycin) or fluoroquinolones (ofloxacin, norfloxacin and ciprofloxacin)

Overdosage:

If your child or anyone else accidentally took more WALAMYCIN, consult your doctor immediately.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Colistin

Pharmacological Category :  

Polypeptide antibiotics

Therapeutic Indication :   Bacterial infection   
Dosage Forms :  

Injection, Syrup, Suspension, Dry syrup, Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep WALAMYCIN out of reach of children
  • Store WALAMYCIN room temperature
  • Use the reconstituted medicine within 7 days of mixing

FAQs ABOUT WALAMYCIN

What is the use of WALAMYCIN?

WALAMYCIN is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the gut in infants and in children. It acts by killing the susceptible bacteria that causes infection.

What WALAMYCIN does to my child?

WALAMYCIN kills the susceptible bacteria in your child that causes infection. It acts by disrupting the composition (lipids and protein) of the bacterial cell membrane and enters the bacterial cell. This causes the contents of the bacterial cell to leak out which subsequently leads to bacterial killing. It may also inactivate the effects of toxins produced by the harmful bacteria.

What are the side effects of WALAMYCIN?

The most common side effects of receiving WALAMYCIN are stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens in your child.

How to use WALAMYCIN?

Use WALAMYCIN as advised by your physician. Reconstitute the medicine with the sterile water given along with the package or with boiled cooled water before administration. Close the bottle tightly and shake the mixture vigorously for at least 10-15 minutes until its forms a uniform mixture. Measure the medicine using the measuring cup given along with the package and administer it to your child. Shake the medicine well before each use.

Can WALAMYCIN be used in children?

Yes. WALAMYCIN can be used in infants and in children if prescribed by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before using.

What precautions do I need to follow while taking WALAMYCIN?

Before starting the therapy with WALAMYCIN, inform your doctor if your child has any kidney problems. Your doctor would prescribe a low dose of colistin to your child and constantly monitor their kidney functions to avoid the risk of side effects. You must also inform your doctor that if your child has any inherited blood or muscle disorders before starting the therapy with WALAMYCIN. Do not give WALAMYCIN to your child if your child is allergic to any of its ingredients.

What medicines should I avoid while taking WALAMYCIN?

Avoid giving other antibiotics to your child along with WALAMYCIN without consulting your doctor. Concomitant use of antibiotics along with WALAMYCIN may potentiate the effects of WALAMYCIN and may lead to unwanted side effects.

Is WALAMYCIN safe?

WALAMYCIN is generally safe when used in the doses recommended by your doctor. Therefore, carefully follow your doctor's instructions and inform your doctor immediately if your child experiences any unpleasant side effects after taking WALAMYCIN.

Can I take WALAMYCIN during pregnancy?

WALAMYCIN is intended for use only in the infants and in children. It is not suitable for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Can I stop giving WALAMYCIN to my child without consulting the doctor?

Do not stop giving WALAMYCIN to your child without consulting your doctor even if they feel better after few days of therapy. Continue to give WALAMYCIN for the stipulated duration mentioned by your doctor to achieve maximum benefits.

What should I do if I forget to take a dose of WALAMYCIN?

If a dose of WALAMYCIN is missed, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of WALAMYCIN, skip the missed dose and give the next one regularly to your child. Do not give a double dose of WALAMYCIN to compensate the missed ones.

REFERENCES

1. K.D. Tripathi. Macrolide and Other antibacterial antibiotics. Essential of Medical Pharmacology. Seventh edition. Page – 759.

2. Ferdinando F. Andrade, Daniela Silva,  Acacio Rodrigues, and Cidalia Pina-Vaz. National Library of Medicine. Colistin Update on Its Mechanism of Action and Resistance, Present and Future Challenges. NIH. National Library of Medicine. National Centre of Biotechnology Information. PMC PubMed Central. November 2020. [Accessed on 4th April 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7692639/

3. MK Medicine. [Accessed on 8th April 2022] https://www.mkmedicine.in/colistin-sulphate-12.5-mg-dry-syrup.html

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete Blood count

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    40 g
    Ingredient
    COLISTIN SULPHATE 12.5MG
    Hsn Code
    30042097
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Walamycin Suspension 30ml

Walamycin Suspension 30ml Mkt: Wallace Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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