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Usual Dosing (Adults)

Usual: 1 gram IV q8h.
Complicated skin/skin structure infections: 500 mg IV q8h.
Intra-abdominal infections: 1 gram IV q8h.
Meningitis: 2 gram IV q8h.

Renal Dosing

dialysis [CRCL >50]: no change

[26-50]: Usual: 1 gram q12h.
 (UTI, skin/ skin structure infections): 500mg q12h

[10-25]: Usual:  500 mg q12h.
 (UTI, skin/ skin structure infections): 250mg q12h

[<10]: Usual:  500mg q24h.
  (UTI, skin/ skin structure infections): 250mg q24h


dialysis Package insert:
There is inadequate information regarding the use of MERREM I.V. in patients on hemodialysis.

There is no experience with peritoneal dialysis.


500mg q24h + 500mg after each HD

500mg q24h.


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