Mikapime 250/1000 Mg Injection 1
Amikaicn: Amikacin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic which is used for the treatment of gram-negative bacterial infections. It is also used for the treatment of tuberculosis, neonatal sepsis, endopthalmitis, bone and joint infection and central nervous system infections. It is also used for the treatment of infections caused by E.coli species. Cefepime: Cefepime is used to treat bacterial infections.
How does the drug work ?
Amikacin: Amikacin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It kills the disease causing bacteria by inhibiting the production of bacterial proteins. It binds to the 30s ribosomal subunit of bacterial RNA and inhibits the formation of proteins thereby destroys the bacterial cell. Cefepime: Cefepime attacks the synthesis of a cell wall component called peptidoglycan. Thus, the strength of the bacteria is diminished leading to the death of the bacteria.
What are the common side effects ?Amikacin: The common side effects of amikacin are: diarrhea, muscle or joint pain, rash, nausea, partial loss of hearing, impaired balance, and seizures, ringing in the ears, breathing disorders, facial swelling, confusion, dizziness, blindness and numbness. Cefepime: The side effects which are common with cefepime are fever, rash, itching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Avoid using Mikapime medicine if allergic to any of the ingredients in it.
• Do not use Mikapime if planning to become pregnant or already pregnant.
• Be cautious when using Mikapime medicine in new born and premature babies.
• If Mikapime medicine causes drowsiness, do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
• Before using Mikapime medicine, inform the doctor if any kidney or liver problem is present.
1. Are there any clinical tests which I need to undergo while taking amikacin? Blood test, renal functioning test and liver function may be recommended by the physician to the patients who are on amikacin therapy.
2. How should I store the medication? Medication should be stored at room temperature away from light and heat.
3. Can I take other medications along with amikacin? Amikacin may interact with certain medications. So consult the physician before taking any medication.
4. Is amikacin effective against common cold? Amikacin is an antibiotic. It is not effective against viral infections such as common cold.
5. I am suffering with diarrhea after receiving amikacin. Is it a common side effective or hypersensitivity reaction of amikacin? Mild diarrhea is a common symptom of amikacin. Consult the physician if you have stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea or bloody stools. Cefepime:
1. Is cefepime a penicillin drug? No. Cefepime is not a penicillin drug but is a beta-lactam cephalosporin antibiotic.
2. Is cefepime effective against wide range of bacteria? Yes. Cefepime is a broad spectrum antibiotic which effectively kills a wide range of bacteria.
3. Does cefepime act against methicillin-resistant staph aureus? Yes. Cefepime effectively kills the methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA).
4. I am allergic to cefuroxime. Can I take cefepime? Do not take cefepime. Cefepime and cefuroxime belong to the same class of drugs. Therefore, you are very likely to develop an allergic response with cefepime.
5. Can I give cefepime to my child? Consult a doctor before giving the cefepime medicine to your child.