Chemical formula: C₂₂H₄₃N₅O₁₃  Molecular mass: 585.603 g/mol  PubChem compound: 37768

Active ingredient description

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.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
D06AX12 Amikacin D Dermatologicals → D06 Antibiotics and chemotherapeutics for dermatological use → D06A Antibiotics for topical use → D06AX Other antibiotics for topical use
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J01GB06 Amikacin J Antiinfectives for systemic use → J01 Antibacterials for systemic use → J01G Aminoglycoside antibacterials → J01GB Other aminoglycosides
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S01AA21 Amikacin S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01A Antiinfectives → S01AA Antibiotics
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
AMIKIN INJECTION Solution for injection Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
ARIKAYCE Inhalation suspension FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/PLR

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 37517-28-5
CAS Substance: 39831-55-5
DrugBank Drug: DB00479
KEGG Drug: D02543
PubChem Compound: 37768
RxNorm Ingredient: 641
SNOMED-CT Concept: 387266001
Amikacin (substance)
UNII Identifier: 84319SGC3C


Amikacin is an active ingredient of these brands:

United States (US)

Austria (AT)

Brazil (BR)

Croatia (HR)

Cyprus (CY)

Ecuador (EC)

Estonia (EE)

Finland (FI)

Hong Kong (HK)

Ireland (IE)

Israel (IL)

Italy (IT)

Japan (JP)

Lithuania (LT)

Malta (MT)

Netherlands (NL)

Poland (PL)

Romania (RO)

Tunisia (TN)

Turkey (TR)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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