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Amikacin
Indications
Severe infections in hospitalized patients due to susceptible gram-positive bacteria.
Dose/Application
By intramuscular or by slow intravenous injection or by infusion, 15 mg/kg daily in 2 divided doses, increased to 22.5 mg/kg daily in 3 divided doses in severe infections; max. 1.5 g daily for up to 10 days [max. cumulative dose 15 g]. Neonatal sepsis: Extended interval dose regimen by slow intravenous injection over 3–5 minutes or by intravenous infusion. Neonate, 15 mg/kg every 24 hours. Multiple daily dose regimen by intramuscular or by slow intravenous injection or by infusion. Neonate, Loading dose of 10 mg/kg then 7.5 mg/kg every 12 hours Serious Gram-negative infections resistant to gentamicin. By slow intravenous injection over 3–5 minutes. Child: 1 month–12 years 7.5 mg/kg every 12 hours, 12–18 years 7.5 mg/kg every 12 hours, increased to 7.5 mg/kg every 8 hours in severe infections, max. 500 mg every 8 hours for up to 10 days [max. cumulative dose 15 g]. Once daily dose regimen [not for endocarditis or meningitis]. By intravenous injection or infusion Child: 1 month–18 years initially 15 mg/kg, then adjusted according to serum-amikacin concentra- tion. Pseudomonal lung infection in cystic fibro- sis. Multiple daily dose regimens by slow intrave- nous injection or infusion. Child: 1 month–18 years 10 mg/kg every 8 hours [max. 500 mg every 8 hours],
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Side Effects
Pregnancy risk
Special information
Brands containing this Ingredient
Name Form. Strength Pack Price Insert Manufacturer Distributor
Amikacin_Laborate inj 500mg/2mL: Vial 1 KES75.00
Mica. inj 500mg 10 KES2,715.00
Amikacin-Medisel inj 500mg/2ml:2mL 1 KES75.00
Lanomycin. inj 125mg/2mL:2mL 1 KES470.00
Lanomycin. inj 500mg/2ml:2mL 1 KES700.00
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