• What type of medicine is this?

    • Arbekacin is an antibacterial medicine that is only with your healthcare provider's prescription. It belongs to a class called aminoglycosides.

    • What is the medicine used for?

    • Arbekacin is a special antibiotic for bacteria that do not respond to more commonly used antibiotics.

      You may experience unpleasant effects like fever, headache and stomach pain when using this medicine. Speak to your healthcare provider if you experience any side-effects.

    • How to take this medicine?

    • Arbekacin is administered as an injection by your healthcare provider, either into a muscle or directly into a vein.

      • The required daily dose is 150-200 mg. Your healthcare provider will administer this medicine depending on your weight, age, and how severe the infection is.
      • The recommended treatment period is 7-10 days.
    • What are the side-effects?

    • Arbekacin causes:

      • Fever.
      • Dizziness.
      • Headache.
      • Stomach pain.
      • If you are allergic to this drug, you may experience a skin rash.
      • Kidney problems.
      • You may experience ringing in your ears or loss of hearing.

      You should speak with your healthcare provider if you experience an undesirable effect when using this medicine.

    • What to know before taking this medicine?

      • This medicine worsens ear and kidney problems. Do not use this medicine if you have these problems. Your healthcare provider will prescribe you alternative medicines.
      • Inform your healthcare provider if you also have other health conditions.
      • If you are using other medicines, inform your healthcare provider about them. Arbekacin causes some other drugs not to work correctly.
      • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, inform your healthcare provider before using this medicine.
      • Do not drive or operate any machinery when you use this medicine.
      • Use this medicine for the prescribed duration. Longer use may be dangerous.