What is Amikacin?

Common Brand(s): Amikin

This medication is used to prevent or treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. Amikacin belongs to a class of drugs known as aminoglycoside antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.


  • enteric campylobacteriosis
  • pulmonary tuberculosis
  • active tuberculosis
  • staphylococcal septicemia
  • sepsis caused by Enterobacter
  • E. coli septicemia
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa septicemia
  • sepsis caused by Serratia
  • Proteus septicemia
  • bacterial sepsis
  • synergy for P. aeruginosa infection in cystic fibrosis
  • febrile neutropenic patient presumed infection treatment
  • staphylococcal meningitis
  • Escherichia coli meningitis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa meningitis
  • meningitis due to Klebsiella
  • Klebsiella pneumonia
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia
  • staphylococcal pneumonia
  • Escherichia coli pneumonia
  • gram-negative aerobic bacillary pneumonia
  • Serratia pneumonia
  • Enterobacter pneumonia
  • Proteus pneumonia
  • Citrobacter pneumonia
  • bacterial pneumonia
  • nosocomial bacterial pneumonia
  • necrotizing enterocolitis
  • diverticulitis of gastrointestinal tract
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa peritonitis
  • complicated bacterial peritonitis
  • infectious disease of abdomen
  • biliary tract infection
  • complicated bacterial infection of urinary tract
  • complicated UTI with Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • complicated Proteus UTI
  • complicated E. coli UTI
  • Klebsiella complicated UTI
  • Enterobacter complicated UTI
  • Serratia complicated UTI
  • Citrobacter complicated UTI
  • skin and skin structure infection
  • skin and skin structure E. coli infection
  • skin and skin structure Proteus infection
  • skin and skin structure Klebsiella infection
  • skin and skin structure Enterobacter infection
  • skin and skin structure Acinetobacter infection
  • skin and skin structure Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection
  • skin and skin structure Citrobacter infection
  • skin and skin structure Serratia infection
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa joint infection
  • infectious disorder of joint
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa osteomyelitis
  • Serratia osteomyelitis
  • osteomyelitis
  • bone infection
  • infection of burn wound
  • Listeria monocytogenes septicemia
  • Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection
  • neonatal meningitis
  • neonatal pneumonia
  • sepsis of newborn
  • infection by Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Citrobacter septicemia
  • Klebsiella septicemia
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa biliary tract infection
  • Citrobacter osteomyelitis
  • Citrobacter meningitis
  • Enterobacter meningitis
  • Proteus meningitis
  • Serratia meningitis
  • skin and skin structure Staphylococcus infection
  • Acinetobacter pneumonia
  • complicated urinary tract infection due to Acinetobacter
  • Acinetobacter meningitis
  • synergy for group B streptococcal septicemia
  • synergy for staphylococcal infection
  • synergy for nosocomial pneumonia due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • synergy for neonatal meningitis
  • Pseudomonas respiratory tract infection in cystic fibrosis
  • pediatric fever without a source
  • bacterial meningitis
  • bacterial urinary tract infection
  • synergy for bacterial meningitis

Usage Instructions

This medication is given by injection into a vein or muscle as directed by your doctor. It is usually given every 8 hours or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment. Laboratory tests (such as kidney function, levels of drug in the blood) may be performed to help find the best dose for your condition.

If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.

For the best effect, use this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, use this medication at the same time(s) every day.

Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection.

Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.


Consult the product instructions and your pharmacist for storage details. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.