Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Amikacin

It is an aminoglycoside antibiotic derived from Kanamycin A.

Action:
It binds to 30S ribosome of susceptible organism resulting in the inhibition of bacterial protein synthesis.

Uses:
It is used for the treatment of severe infections caused by Gram Negative Organisms including E. coli and Pseudomonas species.
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