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Camica 500 MG Injection

Manufactured byClyde Biotech Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsAmikacin
Description
Camica 500 MG Injection is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used for the short-term treatment of serious bacterial infections of the lungs, skin, abdomen, blood, brain, urinary tract, bones and joints. This injection kills or stops the growth of bacteria causing the infection. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Common side effects of Camica 500 MG Injection are pain at the injection site, skin rash, headache, weakness, and dizziness. Do not use this medicine if you are previously allergic to it. High doses of this medicine may cause damage to your hearing, sense of balance, and kidneys. Perform your kidney function and hearing tests during treatment. Camica 500 MG Injection is expected to cure infections in a short-term of 7-10 days. It is administered into your vein or muscle by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment. This injection should only be used to treat or prevent infections that are caused by bacteria. Using an antibiotic when it is not required can make it less effective for future infections.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Camica 500 MG Injection

  • Black or tarry stools
  • Decrease in frequency of urination
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Hearing loss
  • Muscle pain
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Skin rash
  • Pain at the injection site

Uses of Camica 500 MG Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Intra-abdominal Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Bacteremia
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of amikacin injection starts immediately after the administration. You will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after receiving amikacin injection.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of amikacin injection lasts for an average duration of 8 to 12 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Camica 500 MG Injection.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Camica 500 MG Injection should not be used during pregnancy unless there are no safer options. Use of amikacin in pregnant women caused some babies to have birth defects. However, in some serious conditions, your doctor may recommend this medicine if the benefit is greater than the risk of harm to the baby.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is best to be cautious before using Camica 500 MG Injection while breastfeeding because it is not known whether this medicine crosses into human milk. Hence it should only be used if the benefit is greater than the risk of harm to the baby. If used, the baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.

Allergy

Avoid using Camica 500 MG Injection if you are previously allergic to it. Some patients may get allergic reactions to this medicine. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a skeletal muscle weakness condition characterized by severe weakness of any of the muscles under your voluntary control, including the arms and legs. Camica 500 MG Injection should be avoided in patients with myasthenia gravis since it may get worsen.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Camica 500 MG Injection should not be used during pregnancy unless there are no safer options. Use of amikacin in pregnant women caused some babies to have birth defects. However, in some serious conditions, your doctor may recommend this medicine if the benefit is greater than the risk of harm to the baby.

Breast-feeding

It is best to be cautious before using Camica 500 MG Injection while breastfeeding because it is not known whether this medicine crosses into human milk. Hence it should only be used if the benefit is greater than the risk of harm to the baby. If used, the baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.
General warnings

Hearing loss and kidney damage

High doses of Camica 500 MG Injection may cause damage to your hearing, sense of balance, and kidneys. Perform your kidney function and hearing tests during treatment.

Antibiotic resistance

The entire course of treatment with Camica 500 MG Injection should be completed, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance.

Missed Dose

Since Camica 500 MG Injection is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since Camica 500 MG Injection is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the chances of an overdose are very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Ceftriaxone

Furosemide

Aspirin

Adefovir

Vancomycin

Disease interactions

Impaired kidney function

Patients with kidney diseases need special consideration while using Camica 500 MG Injection due to the risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Camica 500 MG Injection should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical or hospital setting. Report any undesirable side effects to the doctor promptly. Amikacin dose is available as strength of amikacin 100mg 250 mg and 500 mg. Amikacin injection price may vary based on the strengths.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Camica 500 MG Injection works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell walls. This helps in stopping the growth and multiplication of the microorganism, eventually killing it.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Aminoglycosides, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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