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EUROMICIN

BRAND NAME :EUROMICIN

GENERIC NAME :Amikacin Sulfate Injection USP 100mg/2ml & 500mg/2 ml.

COMPOSITION:

A) EUROMICIN 100 (Amikacin Sulfate Injection USP 100mg/2ml)

Each 2 ml contains:

Amikacin Sulfate USP eqv.to Amikacin………100mg

Methylparaben USP ……  0.08% w/v

Propylparaben USP ……..0.02% w/v

Water for Injection USP ………Q.S.

B) EUROMICIN 500 (Amikacin Sulfate Injection USP 500mg/2ml)

Each 2 ml contains

Amikacin Sulfate USP eqv.to Amikacin………..500 mg

Methylparaben USP ……0.08% w/v

Propylparaben USP ……..0.02% w/v

Water for Injection USP ………Q.S.

PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS GROUP:

Amikacin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It works by inhibiting the production of bacterial proteins, which causes bacterial cell death.

ATC code: J01G B06

THERAPEUTIC  INDICATIONS:

Amikacin sulfate injection is indicated in the short-term treatment of serious infections due to susceptible strains of Gram-negativebacteria, including Pseudomonas species, Escherichia coli, species of indole-positive and indole-negative Proteus, Providencia species, Klebsiella-Enterobacter-Serratia species, and Acinetobacter (Mima-Herellea) species.

1) For infections due to gentamicin or tobramycin resistant strains of Providenciarettgeri, P. stuartii, Serratiamarcescens and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

2) Infections include bacterial septicemia (including neonatal sepsis); serious infections of the respiratory tract, bones, joints, skin, soft tissue, and CNS (including meningitis); intra-abdominal infections (including peritonitis); burns; postoperative infections (including postvascular surgery). Also, serious complicated and recurrent infections of the urinary tract. May be used as initial therapy in certain situations in the treatment of known or suspected staphylococcal disease.

3) Septicemia, serious respiratory tract infections including those with pseudomonas in patients with cystic fibrosis, Infections of CNS, Meningitis, intra-abdominal infections, UTI, Bone and joint infections, skin and softtissue infections, burns and postoperative infections.

4) Investigational: Intrathecal or intraventricular use. As part of multiple drug regimen for Mycobacterium avium complex (commonly seen in AIDS clients).

PRESENTATION:

Euromicin , injection of 100 mg / 2 ml , 1 vial of 2 ml per package.

Euromicin , injection of 500 mg / 2 ml , 1 vial of 2 ml per package

Shelf life: 2years