Amikacin

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
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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Amikacin
J Antiinfectives for systemic use → J01 Antibacterials for systemic use → J01G Aminoglycoside antibacterials → J01GB Other aminoglycosides
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Amikacin
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01A Antiinfectives → S01AA Antibiotics
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Medicines

Amikacin is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

Brazil

Cyprus

Austria

Hong Kong United Kingdom

Hong Kong

Austria Finland Ireland Lithuania Netherlands

Lithuania Poland

Italy

Hong Kong Italy

Italy

Tunisia

Italy

Italy

Hong Kong

Cyprus Hong Kong

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK
Structured Product Labeling (SPL/PLR)
US

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

84319SGC3C - AMIKACIN

CAS registry number

37517-28-5 - amikacin

39831-55-5 - Amikacin sulphate

SNOMED-CT

387266001 - Amikacin (substance)