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Omac Information

Omac is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. It is primarily used for the treatment of Urinary Tract Infection. The alternative uses of Omac have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Omac. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Omac side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Omac normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Omac has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Unknown effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Omac's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Omac related warnings section.

Omac is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Dehydration, Parkinson's Disease, Hearing Loss are examples of such conditions. Other contraindications of Omac have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Omac may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Omac is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.

Omac Benefits & Uses

Omac is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Omac Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage

Omac Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Omac is used -




  • Uncoordinated Body Movements
  • Hearing Loss
  • Renal Impairment
  • Seizures (uncontrollable jerking of limbs)

Omac Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Omac safe for pregnant women?

    Omac should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

  • Is the use of Omac safe during breastfeeding?

    Due to lack of research work on this topic, the side effects of Omac for breastfeeding women are not known.

  • What is the effect of Omac on the Kidneys?

    Use of Omac may be dangerous for kidney. Do not use it without doctor advice.

  • What is the effect of Omac on the Liver?

    Omac is rarely harmful for the liver.

  • What is the effect of Omac on the Heart?

    Omac may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Omac with Other Drugs

Omac should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -


Omac Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Omac unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Omac

  • Is this Omac habit forming or addictive?

    Forming a habit of Omac has not been reported.

  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    Omac does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, Omac is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, Omac cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


Omac Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Omac

    You can take Omac with food.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Omac

    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Omac.


Frequently asked Questions about Omac

Question over 3 years ago

Is Omac available in tablet form?

Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

No, Omac is not available in tablet form. It is available in only injectable dosage form either given by intramuscularly or intravenously depends on patient condition or severity of infections. 

Question about 4 years ago

Is Omac safe to use?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Omac is safe to use, if taken in prescribed amount and duration as advised by the doctor. However, certain side effects have been associated with this drug such as decreased urination, itching, irritation, and hearing loss. If you experience above-mentioned side after consuming this medicine then inform your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

Question over 3 years ago

Is Omac nephrotoxic?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Yes, Omac is nephrotoxic. Nephrotoxicity depends on dose and duration of therapy. Thus, nephrotoxicity is likely to occur if Omac taken a high dose for a long time or may occur if the drug is given to a patient that already suffer from kidney problem. Nephrotoxicity associated with this drug may reduce or minimize by taking some precaution before consuming this drug like monitor kidney functions regularly and do not take it in high doses. Avoid taking Omac with another nephrotoxic drug. If you notice any urine discoloration after taking this drug then inform your doctor immediately.

Question almost 4 years ago

Does Omac cause constipation?

Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

No, Omac does not cause constipation in patients who are taking it. However, if you are experiencing constipation after taking this drug then inform your doctor and take precautionary methods such as eating fibrous foods to avoid constipation.

Question about 4 years ago

What is Omac?

Omac is a brand name for amikacin. It is a prescription drug which belongs to the class of medication known as an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic which is used for the treatment of bacterial infection such as bone, joint, skin, intra-abdominal, pneumonia, and respiratory tract infection. It is used for short-term treatment (7 - 10 days) of bacterial infection in different part of the body. It is also used for the treatment of neonatal sepsis when sensitivity testing indicates that other aminoglycosides cannot be used.

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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Arikayce (amikacin)

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April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 136-137

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