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.
How to use Amikacin SULFATE Vial
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
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.
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.