Amikacin: Antibacterial Drug Treats Pneumonia, Meningitis, and Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis

Amikacin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic prescribed for treating meningitis, bronchiectasis, pneumonia, bone or joint infections, bacteremia, intra-abdominal infections, skin or soft-tissue infections, urinary tract infections, suture-site infections. It is used to treat gentamicin-resistant Gram-negative bacilli. Amikacin is also used as a second-line agent to treat tuberculosis or non-tubercular mycobacterial infections when first-line drugs fail.
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