What is Amikacin?
Amikacin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. Amikacin is used to treat severe or serious bacterial infections.
Amikacin can harm your kidneys, and may also cause nerve damage or hearing loss, especially if you have kidney disease or use certain other medicines.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and all the medicines you are using. If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using amikacin.
Before taking this medicine
To make sure amikacin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- kidney disease;
- asthmaor sulfite allergy;
- myasthenia gravis;
- a nerve-muscle disorder; or
- a nervous system disorder such as Parkinson’s disease.
Do not use amikacin if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy during treatment.
It is not known whether amikacin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.