This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for severe bacterial infections. It works by killing the bacteria that causes infection.
Contraindicated in patients with severe liver disease and hypersensitivity.
IV/IM- The recommended dose is 1.5 to 2 mg/kg loading dose, followed by 1 to 1.7 mg/kg every 8 hours or 5 to 7 mg/kg every 24 hours.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
• Caution needed in pregnant and breastfeeding women.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.
• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
Stomach upset, vomiting, fatigue and pale skin.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8°C).
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