Drug: Amikacin sulfate

Side effects of Amikacin are hearing loss, kidney dysfunction, loss of balance, muscular paralysis, fever, rash, headache, and low blood pressure. Amikacin carries a boxed warning of loss of hearing and kidney dysfunction for individuals treated with high doses or for longer periods. REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

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Amikacin sulfate injection is colorless solution. It is available in 50 mg/ml and 250 mg/ml strengths in 2 ml vials. It is also available in 250 mg/ml strength in 4 ml vials.

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Store Amikacin at room temperature between 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).

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The recommended dose for adults, children, and older infants with normal kidney function is 15 mg/kg/day divided into 2 or 3 doses; for example, 7.5 mg/kg every 12 hours or 5 mg/kg every 8 hours. The duration of treatment is usually 7 to 10 days.

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Amikacin is harmful to the fetus and should not be used during pregnancy unless there are not safer options.

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It is not known whether Amikacin enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it while breastfeeding.

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