Amikacin (parenteral) is an injectable drug used to combat serious bacterial infections, especially infections that are resistant to other types of antibiotics. This antibiotic works by inhibiting bacterial growth.
This medication should be used only as prescribed and only by the person it is being prescribed to. Misusing antibiotics can make bacteria more resistant to them and lower the medication’s effectiveness.
Some patients experience side effects such as nausea and vomiting while on this medication. In most cases, this is mild, but if a patient experiences severe or constant nausea, he or she should see a doctor immediately. In rare cases, Amikacin can cause seizures or a type of bacterial stomach infection that requires immediate medical attention.