What is Amikin?

Amikacin (formerly Apothecon's Amikin) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used to treat different types of bacterial infections. Amikacin works by binding to the bacterial 30S ribosomal subunit, causing misreading of mRNA and leaving the bacterium unable to synthesize proteins vital to its growth.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.

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Hi, my 5 weeks old daughter is suffering from loose motions since her birth. she passes 7-10 stools a day and color of the stool is green or...

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I really appreciate your concern let me tell you something that treating the loose motion of frequency 7-10 with the...

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fever ,vomiting & headache in a 4yr old.. what could it be?? please help! Hi my 4 yr old son has had a fever and has been vomiting. he hasnt been...

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Fever;headache;vomiting can be due to malarial fever;viral fever & even in meningitis.If the vomiting has started...

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