Applies to the following strength(s): 320 mg
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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.
Consult WARNINGS section for dosing related precautions.
Hemodialysis or CAPD: 160 mg orally every 24 hours
-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.
-Should be protected from light
-Drink plenty of fluids.
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- Other brands: Factive