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Amikacin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Amikacin is also known as: Amikin, Amikin Pediatric

Amikacin Pregnancy Warnings

Amikacin has been assigned to pregnancy category D by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. There are no controlled data in human pregnancies. Aminoglycosides cross the placenta and there is a potential risk of fetal nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity. There are reports of fetal eighth cranial nerve toxicity with permanent bilateral deafness after exposure to other aminoglycosides during pregnancy. Amikacin should only be given during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk.

Amikacin Breastfeeding Warnings

Amikacin is excreted into human milk in small amounts. Due to poor oral bioavailability, systemic toxicity in the nursing infant is unlikely.

A decision should be made to discontinue breastfeeding or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother. Excreted into human milk: Yes Excreted into animal milk: Unknown The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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