NKACIN 500 MG INJECTION

SKU: AH_AB_PU_1829 Category:

Generic :  Amikacin (500mg)

Treatment : Bacterial Infections  

Pack size  : 2 Ml (Vial)

Manufacturer :  Abbott

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$2.19

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Nkacin 500 Injection is an antibiotic used to prevent or treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. These may include infections of the urinary tract, bones, and joints, lungs (eg. pneumonia), brain, blood, among others. It is also used in hospitalized patients to prevent infections.

Nkacin 500 Injection works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

Some patients receiving high doses may develop balance disorder (loss of balance), kidney damage, and hearing loss. Therefore, please follow all the instructions given by your doctor while using this medicine. Your doctor may also monitor you with regular kidney function tests, hearing tests, and urine tests during treatment. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

 

BENEFITS OF NKACIN INJECTION

In Bacterial infections

Nkacin 500 Injection is the injection form of an antibiotic medicine that stops the growth of the infection-causing bacteria in your body. It is often injected by a doctor or a nurse either into a vein or a muscle. This medicine is used to treat many different types of infections such as urinary tract, bones and joints, lungs (eg. pneumonia), brain, blood, and some others. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

 

HOW TO USE NKACIN INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

 

HOW NKACIN INJECTION WORKS

Nkacin 500 Injection is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Nkacin 500 Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nkacin 500 Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nkacin 500 Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Nkacin 500 Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Nkacin 500 Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nkacin 500 Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nkacin 500 Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nkacin 500 Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

 

Drug Interactions

  • FUROSEMIDE
  • INDOMETHACIN
  • ASPIRIN
  • LIDOCAINE
  • GENTAMICIN
  • CEFTRIAXONE
  • THIAMINE
  • ETHACRYNIC ACID
  • PENICILLIN
  • KANAMYCIN
  • VANCOMYCIN
  • CISPLATIN

 

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Nkacin

  • Increased blood urea
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

FAQ's

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Q. For how long can Nkacin 500 Injection be taken?

The usual course of treatment with Nkacin 500 Injection is about 7 to 10 days. However, your doctor will decide your dose depending on the condition you are being treated for. Continue taking Nkacin 500 Injection in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor to get maximum benefit. Do not alter the dose of the medicine on your own, consult your doctor first.

Q. Is Nkacin 500 Injection safe?

Nkacin 500 Injection is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How is Nkacin 500 Injection administered?

Nkacin 500 Injection should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the maximum benefit from Nkacin 500 Injection.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, Nkacin 500 Injection should be taken in the recommended dose only. Overdose of Nkacin 500 Injection can increase the risks of side effects. If you experience an increase in the severity of your symptoms during the treatment, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Nkacin 500 Injection?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.

Q. What if I don’t get better after using Nkacin 500 Injection?

Inform your doctor if you don’t feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, consult your doctor if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine. The doctor may modify the dose or suggest an alternative medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Nkacin 500 Injection when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Nkacin 500 Injection and complete the full course of treatment even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can I take alcohol while on Nkacin 500 Injection?

You should avoid alcohol while being on treatment with Nkacin 500 Injection. Alcohol consumption may worsen the dizziness and sleepiness that might be caused by Nkacin 500 Injection. However, if you do have alcohol and experience any side effects, consult your doctor.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 1 vial

pack form  – injection

 

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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