AMIKACIN INJECTION-Egypt

Indications for Amikacin Inj:

Short-term treatment of serious susceptible infections, including septicemia, respiratory tract, bones and joints, CNS (eg, meningitis), skin and skin structure, intra-abdominal (eg, peritonitis), burns and postoperative infections, complicated and recurrent UTIs or uncomplicated UTIs not susceptible to other antibiotics.

Adult:

Give by IM inj; or IV infusion over 30–60 mins. 15mg/kg per day in 2–3 divided doses (7.5mg/kg every 12 hours or 5mg/kg every 8 hours); max 15mg/kg/day. Heavier wt. patients: max 1.5g/day. Usual duration: 7–10 days. Uncomplicated UTIs: 250mg twice daily. Renal impairment: adjust dose based on serum levels or reduce frequency; see literature.

Children:

Infants: give by IM inj; or IV infusion over 1–2 hours. Newborns: loading dose: 10mg/kg; then follow with 7.5mg/kg every 12 hours. All other children and older infants: give by IM inj; or IV infusion over 30–60 mins. 15mg/kg per day in 2–3 divided doses (7.5mg/kg every 12 hours or 5mg/kg every 8 hours); max 15mg/kg/day. Usual duration: 7–10 days. Renal impairment: adjust dose based on serum levels or reduce frequency; see literature.