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Amikacin Liposomal Inhalation Suspension 70.3 mg/mL

Uses

For treating bacterial infection.

Instructions

Always inspect the medicine before using.

The liquid should be milky in appearance.

Check the medicine before each use. If the liquid medicine has any particles in it, appears discolored, or if the vial appears damaged, do not use it.

It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.

Keep this medicine in the refrigerator.

Do not use medicine removed from the refrigerator for longer than 28 days.

DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.

This medicine needs to be used with a machine called a "nebulizer". This machine changes liquid medicine into a mist so that it can be breathed into the lungs. You need to buy or rent one of these machines if you do not already have one.

This medicine should only be used with certain types of breathing machines. Please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacists which breathing machines are okay to use with this medicine.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.

Take the medicine out of the refrigerator at least 45 minutes before use to warm to room temperature.

Shake the medicine well for at least 10 to 15 seconds before each use to make sure the medicine is well mixed.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

It is very important that you continue using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Please do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better after the first few days.

Speak with your nurse or pharmacist about how long the medicine can be stored safely at room temperature or in the refrigerator before it needs to be discarded.

Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist to show you how to clean the nebulizer to prevent infections.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

If this medicine causes more wheezing or makes it harder to breathe, stop the medicine. Get medical help right away.

Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.

If you have any trouble using the medicine, please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

This medicine can cause serious side effects in some patients. Important information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is available from your pharmacist. Please review it carefully with your pharmacist to understand the risks associated with this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • diarrhea
  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • headaches
  • hoarseness or throat irritation
  • muscle pain
  • joint or muscle pain
  • nausea
  • change in sound of voice
  • weight loss

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • coughing
  • cough up blood
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • hearing changes or loss of hearing
  • signs of kidney damage (such as bloody or bubbly urine, or changes in urine color or amount)
  • temporary ringing in the ears
  • shortness of breath
  • wheezing or difficulty breathing

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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