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      ATIVAK 100MG INJ

      Ativak Injection 100mg
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Ativak Injection 100mg is used to treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections, severe gram-negative infections, etc. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredient of Ativak InJection 100mg is Amikacin 100mg.

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Amikacin acts by inhibiting the protein synthesis of bacteria that eventually stops the growth and multiplication of bacteria. This is how it treats uncomplicated urinary tract infections and severe gram-negative infections, etc.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this Ativak Injection 100mg:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the Ativak Injection 100mg such as Amikacin
      • Caution:
      • Hypersensitivity to sulfites
      • Concurrent nephrotoxic agent use
      • Concurrent ototoxic agent use
      • Concurrent neurotoxic agent use
      • Renal impairment
      • Impaired auditory function
      • Impaired vestibular function
      • Neuromuscular disease
      • Dehydration
      • Electrolyte abnormalities
      • Prolonged use
      • High dose treatment
      • Hearing loss of family history
      • Recent antibiotic-associated colitis history
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Ativak Injection 100mg. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

      • BUN, cr elevated
      • Hearing loss
      • Tinnitus
      • Dizziness
      • Vertigo
      • Injection site reaction

      Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

      • Nephrotoxicity
      • Ototoxicity auditory
      • Ototoxicity vestibular
      • Neurotoxicity
      • Neuromuscular blockade
      • Superinfection
      • Hypersensitivity reaction
      • C. Difficile associated diarrhea
      How to Use

      How to Use

      If self-administered, take the injection at prescribed dose and time.
      Sterilize the area before taking the shot with an antiseptic swab.
      Spread the skin at the site where the injection needs to be given by using your hand.
      Gently insert the needle into the vein at a 30-degree angle; slowly inject the solution and then quickly remove the needle from the inserted area. Finish off by pressing the injection site firmly with an alcohol swab.

      Overdosage

      Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience any one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

      • Nephrotoxicity
      • Ototoxicity
      • Neuromuscular blockade
      • Respiratory arrest
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Take the Ativak Injection 100ml only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Pregnancy:

      safety during pregnancy has not been established. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

      Lactation:

      May be used during pregnancy; risk of infant harm not expected based on limited human data and drug properties.

      Drug Interactions:

      Caution always advised when used with other medicines. Therefore, inform your doctor about your current list of medicines (if you use any) during the treatment.

      Precautions
      • Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
      • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry.
      • Store between 15-30 degrees centigrade. Protect from heat and moisture.
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category D: There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant the use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Amikacin for:

      It is used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections.

      How does Amikacin work:

      Amikacin is an antibiotic and works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.

      How should Amikacin be used:

      It is given as a shot into a muscle or vein.

      Common side effects of Amikacin :

      Ototoxicity, nephrotoxicity, neuromuscular blockage, skin rash, tremors, eosinophilia, headache, nausea, vomiting.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Call your doctor to find out what to do.

      What precautions should I take when taking Amikacin :

      Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      Alert your doctor if you have signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. - These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Seek help if you notice Big change in balance. - Change in hearing. - Feeling very tired or weak. - Very nervous and excitable. - Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea), even after drug is stopped. Not able to pass urine. - Any rash. - Some side effects may happen up to 2 weeks after the shot. Report them to your doctor. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Amikacin :

      Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Aminoglycosides

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