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Usual Dosing (Adults)

15-30mg/kg po q24h (maximum 2g per day).
50 mg/kg twice weekly based on lean body weight (maximum 4g per day).

Renal Dosing

dialysis [>50 ml/min]: No change.

[<50 ]: Avoid use or reduce dose to 12-20 mg/kg/day.

Manufacturer: It does not appear that patients with impaired renal function require a reduction in dose. It may be prudent to select doses at the low end of the dosing range, however.


dialysis Avoid use.


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