A Case Report on Amikacin Induced Vestibular Ototoxicity

Published on:January 2019
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2019; 12(1):48-49
Case Report | doi:10.5530/ijopp.12.1.10

A Case Report on Amikacin Induced Vestibular Ototoxicity

Authors and affiliation (s):

Jisha M. Lucca1*, Prathiba Pereira2, Rinsa Cherian Amprayil3, Ashmy Jose3

1College of clinical Pharmacy, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University Dammam, KSA.

2Department of Internal Medicine, JSS Hospital, Ramanuja Road,Mysore – 570004, Karnataka, INDIA.

3JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, SS Nagara, Mysore-570 015, Karnataka, INDIA.


Amikacin, a semi-synthetic aminoglycoside, is the drug of choice for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. It may adversely affect auditory, vestibular and renal functions. Reporting here is an interesting case of amikacin induced vestibular toxicity.

Key words: Amikacin, Vestibular toxicity, Ototoxicity.


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