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Alfakim 100 MG Injection

Manufacturer :  Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Amikacin
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor not required

About Alfakim 100 MG Injection

Alfakim 100 MG Injection is used to cure various types of bacterial infections of the lungs, skin, abdomen and blood caused by E.coli, Streptococci and Enterococci.

The medication works by preventing the synthesis of certain proteins that are required for the growth of bacteria. However, use of this medication can lead to complications related to kidney and hearing problems in elderly patients. The medication should be avoided if you have a known allergy to it.

Some of the side effects associated with this injection are Hearing loss, muscle pain, frequent urination, Unusual tiredness & weakness, Difficulty in breathing and blurred vision.

The medication does not excrete through breast milk hence it can be used during breastfeeding, however, pregnant women should consult a doctor before using it to know the risks associated with the injection.

    What are the uses of Alfakim 100 MG Injection

    • Intra-Abdominal Infections

    • Pneumonia

    • Bacteremia

    What are the contraindications of Alfakim 100 MG Injection ?

    What are the side effects of Alfakim 100 MG Injection ?

    Key highlights of Alfakim 100 MG Injection

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      This medication is excreted in urine and its effect lasts for a duration of 8 to 12 hours.

    • What is the onset of action?

      The maximum effect of this medication is usually observed in 45 to 120 minutes after it is being injected into the muscles.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      This medication is not recommended for pregnant women. Doctor consultation is necessary.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendency has been reported for this medication.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      Consult a doctor before using this injection if you are breastfeeding a baby.

    What are the substitutes for Alfakim 100 MG Injection ?

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Alfakim 100 MG Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • Are there any missed dose instructions?

      Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose and follow the regular schedule.

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

      Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

    How does this medication work?

    Alfakim 100 MG Injection belongs to the group of Aminoglycosides. It works by irreversibly binding to 30S ribosomal subunits of the susceptible bacteria and inhibits the growth of the bacteria.

      What are the interactions of Alfakim 100 MG Injection ?

      Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

      • Interaction with Medicine


        Do not use this injection in combination with Ceftriaxone, Ethinyl Estradiol, Furosemide, Aspirin and Adefovir.
      • Interaction with Disease


        Patients suffering from myasthenia gravis or parkinsonism and Impaired kidney function should exercise caution while using this medication.


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      • Amikacin- DrugBank [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 13 December 2019]. Available from:

      • Amikacin 250 mg/ml Injection- EMC [Internet] 2015 [Cited 13 December 2019]. Available from:

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      Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
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