Gemifloxacin Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Bronchitis

320 mg orally once a day for 5 days

Approved indication: For the treatment of acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis due to susceptible isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, H parainfluenzae, or Moraxella catarrhalis

Usual Adult Dose for Pneumonia

320 mg orally once a day

Duration of therapy:
-Infections due to S pneumoniae, H influenzae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, or Chlamydia pneumoniae: 5 days
-Infections due to multi-drug resistant S pneumoniae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, or M catarrhalis: 7 days

Approved indication: For the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (of mild to moderate severity) due to susceptible isolates of S pneumoniae (including multi-drug resistant strains), H influenzae, M catarrhalis, M pneumoniae, C pneumoniae, or K pneumoniae

Renal Dose Adjustments

CrCl 40 mL/min or less: 160 mg orally every 24 hours

Liver Dose Adjustments

No adjustment recommended.

Precautions

Consult WARNINGS section for dosing related precautions.

Dialysis

Hemodialysis or CAPD: 160 mg orally every 24 hours

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Take without regard to meals.
-Do not take antacids containing aluminum and/or magnesium, supplements containing iron, zinc, or other metal cations, or buffered didanosine within 3 hours before or 2 hours after gemifloxacin.
-Take gemifloxacin at least 2 hours before sucralfate.

Storage requirements:
-Should be protected from light

Patient advice:
-Drink plenty of fluids.

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