Amikacin injection is used to treat serious bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. This medicine is for short-term use only (7 to 10 days).

Amikacin belongs to the class of medicines known as aminoglycoside antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, this medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.

Amikacin injection is usually used for serious bacterial infections for which other medicines may not work. However, it may also cause some serious side effects, including damage to your hearing, sense of balance, and kidneys. These side effects may be more likely to occur in elderly patients and newborn infants. You and your doctor should talk about the benefits of this medicine as well as the risks.

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  • Amikin Amikin Pediatric
  • Incidence not known:
    Agitation
    black, tarry stools
    bloody or cloudy urine
    bluish lips or skin
    blurred vision
    burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
    chest pain
    chills
    coma
    confusion
    cough
    decrease in the amount of urine
    decreased urine output
    depression
    difficulty with breathing
    difficulty with moving
    dizziness
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
    drowsiness
    dry mouth
    feeling of fullness in the ears
    fever
    headache
    hearing loss
    irritability
    lethargy
    loss of balance
    loss or change in hearing
    muscle pain or stiffness
    muscle twitching
    nausea
    not breathing
    pain in the joints
    pain in the lower back or side
    painful or difficult urination
    pale skin
    rapid weight gain
    ringing or buzzing in the ears
    seizures
    shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
    shortness of breath
    sore throat
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    stupor
    sweating
    swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
    swollen glands
    thirst
    trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
    trouble with hearing
    troubled breathing with exertion
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with amikacin may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Incidence not known:
    Skin rash
    vomiting
  • (amikacin sulfate) Injection
  • Bacterial Infection

    Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.