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General Information
 
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What should I know before taking this drug
 
Precautions
 
Dosage information
  
Adverse reactions
 
Storage
 
Additional information if any
 
Ensamycin (Fulford)
Sisocin (Themis medicare) 
Sisomicin is a prescription drug available from your pharmacy store only with the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner. 
Sisomicin pronounced as: sys o MYE sin 
Sisomicin is an antibacterial drug belonging to amino glycoside group of antibiotics. 
Sisomicin is used in the treatment of skin infection like Folliculitis, impetigo, pustular psoriasis, furunculosis, pyoderma, eye infection and susceptabile staphloccocal infections.
 
 
Sisomicin injection can be administered intramuscularly or intravenously under strict aseptic precautions exactly as directed by your doctor.
 
Apply the topical ointment after cleaning the affected area as directed by your doctor.
 
Sisomicin should be taken regularly as prescribed by your doctor to attain maximum benefit.
 
Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better.
 
You must complete the entire course of medication to get maximum benefit; else the infection will not clear completely and in due course result in development of resistance.
 
  • Always remember to inform your health expert if you are currently taking any prescription like
    1. Amphotericin B( antifungal)
    2. other nephrotoxic drugs(cisplatin) ;
    3. NSAIDS( Ibuprofen),
    4. Antibiotics like Vancomycin,cephalosporins
    5. Loop diuretics( ethacrynic acid, furesemide)
  •   Inform your doctor if you have following medical conditions as Sisomicin should be used cautiously in the below mentioned conditions
    1. Renal impairment
    2. Hearing impairment
    3. Parkinson disease
    4. Myasthenia gravis
  • Inform your surgeon or dentist if your undergoing any planned procedure when on Sisomicin medication as it increases the side effects of the anaesthetic drugs.
Do not take sisomicin if you are hypersensitive to it. 

Old people: Sisomicin medication should be used cautiously in older people as their renal function is low.

Pregnant woman: Sisomicin belongs to FDA pregnancy category D. This means that sisomicin can harm an unborn baby and cause birth defects if used during pregnancy. Do not use sisomicin with out your doctor consent however its use is justified if the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning for conception.
 
Lactating women: sisomicin passes into breast milk and harm nursing baby. Do not use sisomicin with out the consent from your doctor if you are breastfeeding your child.
 
Other:
 
Sisomicin is available as injection and eye drops. Your doctor will prescribe them depending on the severity of the disease 
Use as directed by your physician, your physician prescribes depending on the severity of disease.
 
Use the complete course of medication as prescribed by your physician even though you feel better after one or two days of usage of medication.
 
For detailed dosage information, consult your doctor who will prescribe you depending on the severity of the disease. 

What about if I missed the dose of sisomicin

If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose

What should I do if I over dosage sisomicin

In case of overdose contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician. The overdose symptoms of Sisomicin are not known.

Sisomicin may causes following side effects like
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Redness and pain at the site of injection
  • Dizziness
Consult your doctor immediately if notice following symptoms.
  • Allergic reaction like swollen lips, hives, difficulty in breathing, rashes etc
  • Decrease in the amount of urine passed
  • Ringing sensation in the ears(tinnitus)
  • Hearing loss
  • Confusion, hallucination, lethargy
  • Convulsions
Store sisomicin at room temp (15 – 30 degrees C). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed off safely.
 
Your doctor may advise you to undergo hearing and renal function tests before and after starting Sisomicin medication to look for possible side effects.
 
Take plenty of oral fluids when on Sisomicin medication.

Inform your surgeon or dentist if your undergoing any planned procedure when on Sisomicin medication as it increases the side effects of the anaesthetic drugs.

It is imp to read manufacturing packaging instruction carefully if available and always do not hesitate to consult pharmacist or physician for any information.

Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date: Mar13th,09