Novamin - Novamin is a piperazine phenothiazine related to high-potency neuroleptics such as perphenazine. It shares many of the actions and adverse effects of the antipsychotics.
Indication: For control of severe nausea and vomiting, also used in management of the manifestations of psychotic disorders.
Novamin is used to treat nausea and vomiting. It is also used to manage mood and behavioural changes in some psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia and psychosis. Novamin is also used short-term for the management of anxiety.
Indications: bacterial infections
This medicine is active against a broad spectrum of Gram-negative (Pseudomonas, Escherichia coli, indole-positive and indole-negative Proteus, Salmonella and Shigella, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, serratia, Providencia, Citrobacter) and against several Gram-positive germs (Staphylococcus aureus producing and not producing penicillinase, including methicillin-resistant strains, Enterococci, Sreptococcus pyogenes and Diplococcus pneumoniae).Amikacin is not degraded by most enzymes inactivating other aminoglycosides, therefore microorganisms resistant to gentamicin, tobramycin and kanamycin are susceptible to Amikacin. Amikacin is therefore indicated in short treatments of severe infections caused by strains which are susceptible; namely: bacteriemia and septicemia (including neonatal sepsis); complicated and recurrent infections of the genito-urinary tracts; infections of the respiratory tract, of the osteoarticular apparatus, of the central nervous system (including meningitis); infections of the gastrointestinal tract (including peritonitis); burns and postoperative infections. Amikacin can be used as the antibiotic of first choice in suspected Gram-negative infections, even before obtaining results of microbiological analysis. Amikacin is quickly absorbed after parenteral administration, and bactericidal serum concentrations are maintained for 10 – 12 hours.