1-2 grams IV/IM q8-12 hours.
[Life-threatening]: 3-4 gm IV q8h or 2 gm q4h.
(Maximum 12g /day).
[CRCL >79 ]: no changes
[50-79 ]: 500 mg to 1.5 gm q8h
[5-49 ]: 250mg – 1 gm q12h
[0-4 – dialysis pt]: 250-500 mg q24h or 500mg to 1 gm q48h.
250-500 mg q24h or 500mg to 1 gram q48h (dosages should be timed after
hemodialysis on dialysis days.)
PD: 500mg – 1 gram q24h.
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