Generic name: telithromycin
Dosage form: tablet, film coated
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The dose of KETEK tablets is 800 mg (2 tablets of 400 mg) taken orally once every 24 hours, for 7–10 days. KETEK tablets can be administered with or without food.
KETEK may be administered without dosage adjustment in the presence of hepatic impairment.
In the presence of severe renal impairment (CLCR < 30 mL/min), including patients who need dialysis, the dose should be reduced to KETEK 600 mg once daily. In patients undergoing hemodialysis, KETEK should be given after the dialysis session on dialysis days. (See CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, Renal insufficiency.)
In the presence of severe renal impairment (CLCR < 30 mL/min), with coexisting hepatic impairment, the dose should be reduced to KETEK 400 mg once daily. (See CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, Multiple insufficiency.)