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G Mycin 800 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Bpl
Medicine composition: Gentamicin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: April 30, 2019

G Mycin 800 MG Injection helps in the treatment of a range of bacterial infections. It belongs to a group of drugs called the aminoglycoside antibiotics. The drug stops bacterial growth thus preventing or treating the infection.

The drug is mostly administered via an injection as per the doctor’s guidance. An injection may be administered after a span of 8 hours, depending on the health of the patient, age, weight, extensity of the infection and the body’s reaction to the medication. Generally certain laboratory tests, for instance a kidney function test may be done before administering the drug so as to determine the dosage that can be given. Such tests are regularly done once G Mycin 800 MG Injection is started to check the progress of the drug and its effect on the body.

Certain common side effects of the drug include vomiting, feeling nauseous, appetite loss and stomach upset. Redness or itching at the site of the injection is very rare, if this does occur or any of the side effects worsen contact your doctor and seek relevant medical advice.

Patients should provide doctors their detailed medical history, including information about any allergies or existing health condition they suffer from before taking the injection. Especially if you suffer from medical problems like cystic fibrosis, kidney issues, Parkinson’s, or deafness inform your doctor and discuss the various possibilities of the drug use. Expecting women are also not encouraged to take this drug as it may harm the fetus. The drug is known to pass into the breast milk, but most doctors consider it safe for breast feeding mothers.

G Mycin 800 MG Injection should be kept away from the reach of children as well as pets. In case of a missed dose, get in touch with your doctor for a new schedule. A double dosage can result in severe complications/

  • Bacteremia

    G Mycin 800 MG Injection helps in treating bacteremia, an infection of the blood caused by Staphylococci and Streptococcus pyogenes.
  • Intra-Abdominal Infections

    G Mycin 800 MG Injection prevents intra-abdominal infections caused by Helicobacter pylori, Staphylococci and Streptococci.
  • Bacterial Meningitis

    G Mycin 800 MG Injection treats meningitis, an inflammation of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis.
  • Osteomyelitis

    G Mycin 800 MG Injection is useful against bone and joint infections like Osteomyelitis caused by Staphylococci and Streptococci species.
  • Skin And Soft Tissue Infections

    G Mycin 800 MG Injection helps in curing skin and soft tissue infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.
  • Pyelonephritis

    G Mycin 800 MG Injection manages Pyelonephritis, a kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Allergy

    G Mycin 800 MG Injection or any other aminoglycosides should be avoided if you are allergic to it.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of about 6 to 8 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The top effect of this medicine is observed within 30 to 90 minutes of administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not suggested for pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using it.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies are reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    The medicine is known to excrete through human breast milk. It is always suggested to discuss with the doctor about benefits and risks associated with this injection.
  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose can be taken as soon as possible. However, skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Consult a doctor if symptoms of overdose are suspected.

G Mycin 800 MG Injection belongs to the class aminoglycosides. It works by binding to the 30S subunit of the bacterial ribosomes thus inhibits the protein synthesis in the bacteria and stops the growth of the bacteria.

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 Disease

    Dehydration

    Always consume good amount of water to avoid any kidney injury and hearing problem caused due to dehydration
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is not known. Consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Furosemide

    G Mycin 800 MG Injection is not recommended with loop diuretics due to the increase in the risk of kidney injury and hearing problem. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines and any symptoms of hearing loss, dizziness, numbness should be reported immediately. Frequent monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

    Use of G Mycin 800 MG Injection with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like diclofenac, aspirin may increase the risk of kidney injury. Any symptoms of swelling, weight gain, increased thirst, changes in the frequency of urination should be reported to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Cephalosporins

    Use of G Mycin 800 MG Injection with cephalosporins like ceftriaxone, cefotaxime may increase the risk of kidney injury. Any symptoms of swelling, weight gain, increased thirst, changes in the frequency of urination should be reported to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
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