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Amikacin - the latest aminoglycoside

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Amikacin (Amikin - Mead Johnson) is an injectable aminoglycoside antibiotic. Unlike gentamicin (Cidomycin, Genticin) and tobramycin1 (Nebcin), which are unmodified fermentation products, amikacin is a semi-synthetic derivative of kanamycin A.

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