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amikacin question

Posted by @128128terry11t, Dec 3, 2017

Two questions for those on inhaled amikacin: Were you instructed to mix the amikacin with the whole ampoule/vial (3 ml) of .9% sodium chloride or just 1 ml of the saline? How long did the hoarseness last ? Thank you.

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yes I had no voice at all, I let my doc know , she said to stop inhaling for a few days, suck on strepfen(strepsils & neurofen losenger) and when I started back on it rince my mouth out after using the amakacin. I also inhaled at night so I diddnt have to talk after, just go to bed. Good luck with the Amakacin let us know how you get on.

Can’t remember the saline amikacin concentration but I did lose my voice totally for a couple of weeks. It came back but remained hoarse until I was off it.

I am just using the straight medicine no saline. I started to get hoarse and cough yesterday. Today is the 5th day and I am worse and afraid to use it again. I noticed someone mentioned they only use it every other day. Hope every other day could work for me because I don’t want to stop altogether.

@heathert

yes I had no voice at all, I let my doc know , she said to stop inhaling for a few days, suck on strepfen(strepsils & neurofen losenger) and when I started back on it rince my mouth out after using the amakacin. I also inhaled at night so I diddnt have to talk after, just go to bed. Good luck with the Amakacin let us know how you get on.

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Haven’t heard of those losenges. Are you in the U.S.? I will ask my Dr.

@luvocean

I am just using the straight medicine no saline. I started to get hoarse and cough yesterday. Today is the 5th day and I am worse and afraid to use it again. I noticed someone mentioned they only use it every other day. Hope every other day could work for me because I don’t want to stop altogether.

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Please check with your doctor as to your dosage as I am sure there are many variables to consider. I was put on Monday through Friday for the first month and thereafter only Mon, Wed, and Friday. I dilute with a vial of 9% (NOT 7%) sodium chloride. You need to check with your doctor to find out if he or she is in agreement with your diluting with saline. Hope this is helpful. Terry

@heathert

yes I had no voice at all, I let my doc know , she said to stop inhaling for a few days, suck on strepfen(strepsils & neurofen losenger) and when I started back on it rince my mouth out after using the amakacin. I also inhaled at night so I diddnt have to talk after, just go to bed. Good luck with the Amakacin let us know how you get on.

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@luvocean I am in NZ but im sure you would have some over there. Ask at your chemist, they are not prescription over here. Good luck

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