Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml

Category:
Feature

100mg

Unit

ml

Formula

Amikacin

Composition

Amikacin 100 mg / 2 ml

Brand

Continental Pharmaceuticals

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml contains Amikacin, which is a group of chemicals known as antibiotics and works tirelessly in the body to eliminate gram-negative bacteria and their toxins, which cause meningitis, pneumonia, joint infections, sepsis, and urinary tract infections. Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml is administered by trained medical professionals, as Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml is found in solution form to be administered intramuscularly or intravenously.

How Does Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml Work

Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml belongs to a widespread chemical group known as antibiotics. Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.

Dosing and Indications

Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml can be used to treat:

  • Joint infections 
  • Meningitis 
  • Intra-abdominal infections 
  • Sepsis
  • Pneumonia 
  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis 
  • Other gram-negative bacterial infections (including pseudomonas infections)
  • Certain gram-positive bacterial infections 

Dosage entirely depends on a patient’s weight.

Joint Infections:

ADULT DOSAGE: 7.5MG/KG once every 12 hours may be administered. If patients wish to opt for a smaller dose, then physicians commonly prescribe 5MG/KG; after waiting 8 hours, the same dosage may be repeated.

CHILD DOSAGE: Starting dose may be 10mg/kg while 7.5MG/kg may be administered as a maintenance dose, once every 12 hours.

Respiratory Tract Infections:

ADULT DOSAGE: 7.5MG/KG once every 12 hours may be administered. If patients wish to opt for a smaller dose, then physicians commonly prescribe 5MG/KG; after waiting 8 hours, the same dosage may be repeated.

CHILD DOSAGE: Starting dose may be 10mg/kg while 7.5MG/kg may be administered as a maintenance dose, once every 12 hours.

Meningitis :

ADULT DOSAGE: 7.5MG/KG once every 12 hours may be administered. If patients wish to opt for a smaller dose, then physicians commonly prescribe 5MG/KG; after waiting 8 hours, the same dosage may be repeated.

CHILD DOSAGE: Starting dose may be 10mg/kg while 7.5MG/kg may be administered as a maintenance dose, once every 12 hours.

Pneumonia:

ADULT DOSAGE: 7.5MG/KG once every 12 hours may be administered. If patients wish to opt for a smaller dose, then physicians commonly prescribe 5MG/KG; after waiting 8 hours, the same dosage may be repeated.

CHILD DOSAGE: Starting dose may be 10mg/kg while 7.5MG/kg may be administered as a maintenance dose, once every 12 hours.

How To Use Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml

Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml is injected into the patient’s muscles (intramuscular pathway) most commonly or into the patient’s vein (intravenously) by a trained healthcare professional. The area where the needle is to pierce the skin is first disinfected with an alcohol swab or any other disinfectant that the hospital has. Then the needle was uncapped, and the solution was injected into the body. The solution is injected slowly. The area of the skin where the needle enters may slightly bruise or remain sore for 24 hours. After the injection, the needle prick is pressed down (by hand) for 20 seconds to ensure there is no bleeding and then a band-aid is placed on top. It is advised to not mix Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml with other medicines. The patient is advised to take each dose simultaneously each day, keeping a 6- or 8-12-hour gap between each dose. 

Side Effects

Tell your healthcare supervisor immediately, if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Stomach problems (such as nausea, and vomiting)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Soreness at the site of injection
  • Increased thirst 
  • Headache
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Ototoxicity
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Hypotension
  • Anemia  

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml

  • Allergy to Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml or any other medicine (especially any antibiotic) or food substance 
  • Severe renal (kidney) impairment
  • Myasthenia gravis 
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Pregnancy 
  • Lactation 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml: 

  • Mild to moderate kidney impairment
  • Inner ear damage/difficulty in hearing 
  • Parkinsons 
  • Old age

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml:

  • Furosemide
  • Ethacrynic acid
  • Anesthetics
  • Neuromuscular blocking drugs
  • Cephalosporins
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Platinum compounds
  • Opioids 
  • Diuretics
  • Amphotericin B
  • Cisplatin
  • Vitamin B1 
  • Vancomycin 
  • Other neurotoxic, ototoxic, or nephrotoxic agents.

FAQ’S

#1. CAN I TAKE Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No, Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml is deemed unsafe to be ingested during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while undergoing treatment with Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml immediately contact your doctor.

#2. WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE UNDERGOING TREATMENT WITH Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml AND HOW OFTEN?

The physician is likely to periodically (every 3-4 months) prescribe lab tests to monitor the patient’s hearing abilities (audiogram test), kidney functions (serum creatinine levels especially), liver functions, and blood pressure levels.

#3. IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes. There is no evidence to suggest that Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml interacts with oral contraceptives.

#4. IS IT NORMAL TO FEEL LIGHTHEADED AFTER GETTING INJECTED WITH Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml?

Yes, If Kovex 100mg Injection 2 mlmakes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.

#5. IS IT NORMAL TO HAVE AN INCREASED FREQUENCY OF URINATION WITH Kovex 100mg Injection 2 ml?

Yes. It is completely normal as this drug tends to cause dehydration leading to increased water/fluid intake by patients which naturally leads to increased urination.