Drug: Amikin, Amikin Pediatric (amikacin)

What is amikacin (Amikin, Amikin Pediatric)? Amikacin is an antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body.Amikacin is used to treat severe or serious bacterial infections.Amikacin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of amikacin (Amikin, Amikin Pediatric)? If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking amikacin and seek emergency medical attention:
  • 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.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take amikacin and talk to your doctor if you experience
  • increased thirst;
  • loss of appetite;
  • nausea or vomiting;
  • a rash.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect amikacin (Amikin, Amikin Pediatric)? Other drugs, especially those that affect the kidneys, can interact with amikacin resulting in dangerous side effects and/or decreased effectiveness. Do not take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, without first talking to your doctor during treatment with amikacin.

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What happens if I overdose (Amikin, Amikin Pediatric)? Contact your doctor or seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. An overdose of the medication may result in damage to the kidneys or hearing loss, dizziness, numbness, skin tingling, muscle twitching, or seizures (which may be signs of nerve damage).

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