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  • Amikacin sulfate indicated in the short-term treatment of serious infections due to susceptible organisms. [With the exception of uncomplicated UTI, aminoglycosides are generally used in combination for treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa].
  • Bacterial septicemia (including neonatal sepsis)
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Bones and joint infections
  • Central nervous system infections
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Intra-abdominal infections
  • Burns
  • Post-operative infections
  • Complicated and recurrent urinary tract infections.


  • Pneumonia, Hospital-Acquired (in combination with a beta-lactam, beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor, or a 3rd/4th generation cephalosporin)

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Last updated: April 6, 2011