Netilmicin

Latest prescription information about Netilmicin. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Netilmicin

Pronunciation : net-ill-MY-sin

Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

ICD Code : Y40.5

Trade Name(s): 
India- Neticin Inj, Netilcin Inj, Netmicin Amp, Netromax Vial, Netromycin Amp, Netspan Amp.
International- Netromycin.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
This medication is an aminoglycoside antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections. It kills the bacteria that cause infection.  

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Hypersensitivity.

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 
Adult: lV/IM- Susceptible infections- The recommended dose is 4-6 mg/kg once daily.

How it should be taken : 
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney problems, hearing problems, muscle disorders, Parkinson's disease, mineral imbalance, any allergy, dehydration, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Patient may develop with increased risk of kidney damage, hearing loss and nerve damage; monitor kidney and ear function while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 
Central Nervous System- Headache, uneasiness, visual disturbances, disorientation and tingling.
Heart- Fast heart rate, low blood pressure and palpitations.
Blood- Anemia and decreased white blood cells and platelet counts.
Miscellaneous- Rash, chills, fever, fluid retention, vomiting, diarrhea, increased blood sugar and increase in liver enzymes.

Other Precautions : 
*Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 
Injection: Store it in refrigerator (2-30°C). Do not freeze.