Bristol-Myers Squibb | Amikin (Medication)


Amikacin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Amikacin is used to treat severe or serious bacterial infections. ...

Side Effect:

Serious side effects that needs immediate medical attention may include:an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of the throat; hives; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; rash; or fainting); little or no urine; decreased hearing or ringing in the ears; dizziness, clumsiness, or unsteadiness; numbness, skin tingling, muscle twitching, or seizures; or severe watery diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

Less serious side effects may include:increased thirst; loss of appetite; nausea or vomiting; rash. ...


Prior to using this medication, tell your healthcare provider your medical history of:cystic fibrosis, hearing problems (including deafness, decreased hearing), kidney problems, low blood minerals (including potassium, magnesium, calcium), myasthenia gravis, Parkinson's disease. Amikacin may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) not to work as well.

Since Amikin is present in high concentrations in the renal excretory system, patients should be well hydrated to minimize chemical irritation of the renal tubules. Aminoglycosides should be used with caution in premature and neonatal infants because of the renal immaturity of these patients and the resulting prolongation of serum half-life of these drugs.

It is not recommended to use this drug during pregnancy or breastfeeding without your doctor's advice. ...