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Amikacin is used for Bacterial Infections
How Amikacin Works
Amikacin binds to negatively charged sites on bacteria’s outer cell membrane, disrupting cell integrity. Also binds to bacterial ribosomal subunits and inhibits protein synthesis. Both actions lead to cell death.
Common side effects of Amikacin
Phlebitis,Thrombophlebitis, Rash, Fever, Urticaria, Pruritus, Neuromuscular Blockade (Difficulty Breathing, Drowsiness, Weakness)