Netilmicin

Description

Netilmicin is an antibiotic used to treat serious and life-threatening infections caused by bacteria. These infections may include infections of the blood (septicemia), urinary tract, skin and soft tissues, intraabdominal infections, bone and joint infections, infections associated with surgery, etc. This medicine should be used with caution due to an increase in the risk of kidney injuries and hearing problems.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Netilmicin

  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Headache
  • Visual disturbances
  • Rashes
  • Kidney Impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Dehydration

Uses of Netilmicin

What is it prescribed for?

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Bacteremia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Bacterial infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before receiving this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to netilmicin, any other aminoglycosides, or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before receiving this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Hearing loss

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of kidney diseases or hearing problems since it increases the risk of hearing loss. Patients undergoing treatment with this medicine should have regular auditory (ear) examinations. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of kidney injuries. This risk is especially higher in patients with a history of kidney diseases and if the medicine is used in high doses for a prolonged period of time. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Neuromuscular disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from neuromuscular disorders such as Parkinson's disease, myasthenia gravis, etc. due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Drug resistance

Use of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug resistant.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is 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

Neuromuscular blockers

Furosemide

Tenofovir

Colistimethate

Disease interactions

Dehydration

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from dehydration due to the increased risk of kidney injuries and hearing loss. Dehydration should be corrected before beginning treatment with this medicine. Patients at risk of dehydration should be advised to drink an adequate amount of water. Fluid status should be monitored closely in these patients. Frequent monitoring of kidney function may be necessary for such patients while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Neuromuscular disorders

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis, parkinsonism, etc. due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Renal Diseases

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting. Carefully follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known history of allergy to this medicine. Drink plenty of water to avoid kidney damage and hearing loss. Report to the doctor all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions before receiving this medicine. Report any undesirable side effects to the doctor immediately.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Effect on sleep is not established

How it works
It works by inhibiting certain vital processes that are essential for the bacteria to grow and increase in number.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Aminoglycosides

Schedule

Schedule H

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http://www.zuventus.co.in/patient_wise_products_selected.aspx?Medi_Id=86

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[Internet]. Sciencedirect.com. 2018 [cited 30 July 2018]. Available from:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/netilmicin

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Information on this page was last updated on 3 Aug 2018

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