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Brand name: Amikacin (SXP) TM

Active ingredients: amikacin

What it is used for

Amikacin SXP Injection is indicated in the short-term treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible strains of Gram negative bacteria (see Microbiology).,Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin resistant strains, is the principal Gram positive organism sensitive to amikacin.,The use of amikacin in the treatment of staphylococcal infections should be restricted to second line therapy, and should be confined to patients suffering from severe infections caused by susceptible strains of staphylococcus who have failed to respond or are allergic to other available antibiotics.,Amikacin SXP Injection is indicated in the treatment of neonatal sepsis when sensitivity testing indicates that other aminoglycosides cannot be used.,In certain severe infections such as neonatal sepsis, concomitant therapy with a penicillin type drug maybe indicated because of the possibility of infections due to Gram positive organisms such as streptococci or pneumococci. If concomitant treatment with a penicillin type drug is indicated, then the drugs should be administered separately because in vitro mixing of the two drugs causes inactivation of amikacin.,Clinical studies have shown amikacin to be effective in treating bacteraemia, septicaemia including neonatal sepsis and serious infections of the respiratory tract, bones and joints, central nervous system, skin and skin structures (including those resulting from burns), intra-abdominal organs, postoperative infections and complicated and recurrent urinary tract infections, when caused by susceptible organisms.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intramuscular
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 24 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

sterile, clear, colorless to slightly yellow solution

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient amikacin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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