Alfakim 500 Injection (Amikacin)
What is Alfakim 500 Injection (Amikacin) used for?
Alfakim 500 Injection (Amikacin) is a type of aminoglycoside antibiotic that is used to treat or prevent various bacterial infections, such as those affecting the urinary tract, skin, lung, bone, blood or stomach. It works by fighting the bacteria in the body and stopping it from growing.
How should I use Alfakim 500 Injection (Amikacin)?
Alfakim 500 Injection (Amikacin) is administered by injecting it into a muscle or vein, as directed by your physician. This injection is normally administered every 8 hours, however the dosage may vary depending on the condition and laboratory tests may need to be conducted in order to determine the optimum dosage. You should only use this medication at home if you have been clearly instructed on the administration procedure and are sure of how to use it.
What are the side effects of Alfakim 500 Injection (Amikacin)?
Patients using Alfakim 500 Injection (Amikacin) may notice:
If you notice decreased urination, hearing problems, loss of co-ordination, severe diarrhea or seizures you should consult your physician immediately.
Use of this medication may cause serious kidney problems, and nerve damage that may result in permanent loss of hearing. Older patients or those who suffer from kidney disease are at an increased risk of this occurring. Discuss the risks with your physician before you use this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Alfakim 500 Injection (Amikacin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.