This medication is bacteriostatic antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infection. It stops bacterial cell growth.
Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 250 mg twice daily.
IV- The recommended dose is >50 kg: 500 mg 3 times/day; <50 kg: 6-7 mg/kg 3 times/day.
Topical- As 2% ointment/cream/gel: Apply 3-4 times/day.
It comes as a cream and ointment to apply topically as directed by your physician.
It also comes as a power for injection (diluted with fluid), to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, newborns, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Monitor liver function regularly while taking this medication.
• Most Common :
Jaundice, liver dysfunction, gastrointestinal disturbances and death of tissues.
• Blood : Vasoconstriction, vein inflammation and breakdown of red blood cells, low serum calcium levels in the blood.
• Topical : Rashes and irritation.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
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