What is Amikacin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Amikacin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used for the treatment of serious infections (bone infections, respiratory tract infections, endocarditis, and septicemia) due to organisms resistant to gentamicin and tobramycin.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amikacin

Side effect Patients
Decreased kidney function 1
Dry throat 1
Sore throat 1

Why patients stopped taking Amikacin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Amikacin

Duration

Stopped taking Amikacin

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Amikacin

Sep 10, 2010 (Started Nov 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for mycobacterium avium complex)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry throat, sore throat)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sore throat, decreased kidney function, dry throat

Sep 2, 2010 (Started Nov 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for mycobacterium avium complex)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry throat, sore throat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sore throat, decreased kidney function, dry throat

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