Amikacin is anantibiotic used to prevent or treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.This may include infections of the urinary tract, bones and joints, lungs (eg.pneumonia), brain, blood, and some others. It is also used in hospitalizedpatients to prevent infections.
Amikacin works by stopping thegrowth of bacteria. It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as aninjection directly into a vein or a muscle under the supervision of ahealthcare professional and should not be self-administered. Your doctor mayshift you to another antibiotic after culture reports become available. Itshould be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by yourdoctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even ifyou feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infectionreturning or worsening.
USES OF Amikacin