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Minocin Injection Dosage

Generic name: MINOCYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE 100mg
Dosage form: injection

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THE USUAL DOSAGE AND FREQUENCY OF ADMINISTRATION OF MINOCYCLINE DIFFERS FROM THAT OF THE OTHER TETRACYCLINES. EXCEEDING THE RECOMMENDED DOSAGE MAY RESULT IN AN INCREASED INCIDENCE OF SIDE EFFECTS.

Note: Rapid administration is to be avoided. Parenteral therapy is indicated only when oral therapy is not adequate or tolerated. Oral therapy should be instituted as soon as possible. If intravenous therapy is given over prolonged periods of time, thrombophlebitis may result.

For Pediatric Patients above 8 years of Age

Usual pediatric dose: Initial dose of 4 mg/kg, then 2 mg/kg administered over 60 minutes every 12 hours, not to exceed the usual adult dose.

Adults

Usual adult dose: Initial dose of 200 mg, then 100 mg administered over 60 minutes every 12 hours and should not exceed 400 mg in 24 hours.

The lyophilized powder should be reconstituted with 5 mL Sterile Water for Injection USP and immediately further diluted in 100 mL to 1,000 mL with Sodium Chloride Injection USP, Dextrose Injection USP, or Dextrose and Sodium Chloride Injection USP, or in 250 mL to 1000 mL Lactated Ringer’s Injection USP, but not with other solutions containing calcium because a precipitate may form especially in neutral and alkaline solutions.

When diluted in compatible solutions, the pH usually ranges from 4.5 to 6.0.

Once diluted into an intravenous bag, MINOCIN® for Injection may be stored either at room temperature for up to 4 hours or refrigerated at 2 to 8°C (36 to 46°F) for up to 24 hours. Any unused portions must be discarded after that period.

The pharmacokinetics of minocycline in patients with renal impairment (CLCR <80 mL/min) have not been fully characterized. Current data are insufficient to determine if a dosage adjustment is warranted. The total daily dosage should not exceed 200 mg in 24 hours in patients with renal impairment. However, due to the anti-anabolic effect of tetracyclines, BUN and creatinine should be monitored (See WARNINGS). Because MINOCIN (minocycline) for Injection contains magnesium sulfate heptahydrate, serum levels of magnesium should be monitored in patients with renal impairment (See DESCRIPTION, PRECAUTIONS).

Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit.

Incompatibilities

Additives or other medications should not be added to MINOCIN single-use vials or infused simultaneously through the same intravenous line including Y-connectors. If the same intravenous line is used for sequential infusion of additional medications, the line should be flushed before and after infusion of MINOCIN with Sodium Chloride Injection USP, Dextrose Injection USP, Dextrose and Sodium Chloride Injection USP, or Lactated Ringer’s Injection USP.

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