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Generic Name
Amikacin Sulphate
Trade Name
Amikin
Manufacturer
Bristol-Mayers
Drug Image
Amikin
Risk Category
D
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Amino-glycoside antibiotic.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses the placenta.
  • Limited human data.
  • In utero exposure to aminoglycosides such as kanamycin and streptomycin causes fetal ototoxicity and could potentially occur with amikacin but not reported.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk in small amounts, however there are potential problems existing for the nursing infant: 1) Modification of bowelflora. 2) Direct effects on the infant.
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