AMIKIN INJECTION Solution for injection

Active ingredients: Amikacin

Product name and form


Pharmaceutical Form

Solution for administration to human beings by injection.

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Each vial contains in 2 mL amikacin sulfate equivalent to amikacin activity 100 mg (100,000 international units).

Excipient with known effect: Each vial contains 2.64 mg (0.13 mmol) sodium metabisulfite (E223).

For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.

Active Ingredient

Amikacin is an antibiotic used for a number of bacterial infections. Amikacin works by blocking the function of the bacteria’s 30S ribosomal subunit, making it unable to produce proteins.

List of Excipients

Sodium metabisulfite (E223)
Sodium citrate
Sulphuric acid
Water for injection

Pack sizes and marketing

Five 2 mL flint glass Type 1 vial with butyl rubber stopper and aluminium seal in a cardboard carton.

Marketing authorization holder

Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals Limited, Uxbridge Business Park, Sanderson Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1DH

Marketing authorization dates and numbers

PL 11184/0136

Date of first authorisation: 26th August 1976
Date of latest renewal: 25th November 2005


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