Amikin (Amikacin)

Brand Name: Amikin

Generic Name: Amikacin

Manufacturer/Agent: Bristol-myers

Formulation: inj

Strength: 500mg/2ml

Pack size: 1

Trade Price: KES 1,308.00

Retail Price: @ KES 1,744.00

Class: Antibacterials: Aminoglycoside (Anti-infectives)

Mechanism of Action:


Molecular Formulae: C22H43N5O13.2H2SO4 = 781.8

Precautions: Myasthenia gravis. pregnancy andlactation. renal impairment and in concomitant use with nephrotoxic drugs. hypersensitivity to amino glycosides.

Indications/Uses: Gram negative sepsis resistant to gentamicin; 15mg/kg 8-12hrly im.

Interactions: Warfarin. cytotoxics, frusemide, nephrotoxic drugs (increased risk of nephrotoxicity). antagonises effect of neostigmine and pyridostigmine.

Side Effects: Ototoxicity. renal toxicity. neuromuscular blockade. nausea and vomiting. hypotension.