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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Amikin (Overview)

Amikin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Why would someone need a serum amikacin measurement?

Why would someone  need a serum amikacin measurement?

Therapeutic dose: Serum levels of antibiotics are measure to ensure that therapeutic levels have been achieved and to stay below the toxic levels. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
13 doctors shared insights

Amikin (Overview)

Amikin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Is it safe to take amikacin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take amikacin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Amikacin is a pregnancy category d drug, meaning there is positive evidence of human fetal risk. In lactation, safety is unknown. ...Read more

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How many mg should be administered to a patient weighing 44lbs taking amikacin sulfate?

Depends on reason: Pediatric dosing is usually 15-30 mg/kg/day, divided in 1-3 doses a day, so total daily dose 300-600mg for someone weighing 44 lbs. Low or high dose depends on the severity of infection. Adult dose for uncomplicated UTI is only 250 mg twice a day, and max adult daily dose is 1.5 grams a day. ...Read more

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What is the durayion of amikacin?

What is the durayion of amikacin?

Short, Variable: Amikacin is an antibiotic that is given by iv. In adults, the half-life is typically about 2 hours, with longer half lives in kids, and up to 8+ hours in newborns. It's cleared by the kidney only, so in patients with kidney failure it can last for much longer, up to days. ...Read more

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Can amikacin 500 cause high INR level?

Can amikacin 500 cause high INR level?

Improbable: This has not been documented as a side-effect of any of the aminoglycosides. ...Read more

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What precautions should be taken with amikacin?

Amikacin: This drug is in a class of antibiotics known as aminoglycosides. These days there are limiited clinical situations in which they should be used because of both nephro (kidney) and oto (8th nerve) toxicities. In my opinion all patients receiving this should have 8th nerve function tested periodically as well as renal function and duration of treatment should be kept as brief as possible. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a serum amikacin measurement?

Therapeutic dose: Serum levels of antibiotics are measure to ensure that therapeutic levels have been achieved and to stay below the toxic levels. ...Read more

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What do you think of treating pharyngitis with amikacin?

What do you think of treating pharyngitis with amikacin?

Overkill?: Amikacin is an intravenous aminoglycoside class antibiotic. Pharyngitis is usually an outpatient issue that can be handled with oral antibiotics. I'm guessing the patient is hospitalized, and if it's a complicated case of pharyngitis (abcess? ) then antibiotics should be directed towards whatever is cultured. ...Read more

Amikacin Sulfate (Definition)

Amikacin sulfate is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more