Therapy of gram negative organisms resistant to gentamicin and tobramycin but susceptible to amikacin (HAP, UTI, other).
As combination therapy for the treatment of some Mycobacteria species (e.g. M. abscessus).
Monitor creatinine at least 3 times/week. Discontinue if any signs of ototoxicity.
Increased nephrotoxicity with:
Increased ototoxicity with:
Respiratory paralysis with:
Formal audiology assessment required if planning to use aminoglycoside for >7d or if symptoms develop.
Inform patient of risk of ototoxicity and to report any symptoms.
Antimicrobial class: Aminoglycoside
Pregnancy category: D
Average serum half life: 2.5 hours
Biliary penetration: Moderate
CSF penetration: Poor
Lung penetration: Therapeutic
Urine penetration: Therapeutic