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Intravenous Dilution Guidelines

Gatifloxacin (Tequin ® )

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Usual Diluents

D5W, NS, D5NS, D5LR

Standard Dilutions   [Amount of drug] [Infusion volume] [Infusion rate]

[400 mg] [200 ml] [60 min]
[200 mg] [100 ml] [60 min]

Also available in premixed bags – same concentration as above.

Stability / Miscellaneous

EXP: 14 days RT or REF.

Usual dose: 400 mg po/IV qd
Cannot be given IM.

Renal Dosing:
[CRCL >40]: No changes.
[<40 ]: 400mg x1, then 200mg qd

Stability of TEQUIN Injection Following Dilution:
TEQUIN Injection, when diluted in a compatible intravenous fluid to a concentration of 2 mg/mL, is stable for 14 days when stored between 20°C to 25°C or when stored under refrigeration between 2°C to 8°C. TEQUIN Injection, when diluted to a concentration of 2 mg/mL in a compatible intravenous fluid EXCEPT FOR 5% SODIUM BICARBONATE INJECTION, USP, may be stored for up to 6 months at -25°C to -10°C (-13°F to 14°F). Frozen solutions may be thawed at controlled room temperature. Solutions that have been thawed are stable for 14 days after removal from the freezer when stored between 20°C to 25°C or when stored under refrigeration between 2°C to 8°C. Solutions should not be refrozen.


Source: [package insert]
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The authors make no claims of the accuracy of the information contained herein; and these suggested doses are not a substitute for clinical judgment. Neither GlobalRPh Inc. nor any other party involved in the preparation of this program shall be liable for any special, consequential, or exemplary damages resulting in whole or part from any user's use of or reliance upon this material.  PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THIS SITE. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THE DISCLAIMER.
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