Generic name: telithromycin 400mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 4, 2020.
The dosage of KETEK tablets is 800 mg (2 tablets of 400 mg) taken orally once daily for 7–10 days in patients 18 years or older. KETEK tablets can be administered with or without food.
Dosage in Patients with Renal and/or Hepatic Impairment
In the presence of severe renal impairment (CLCR less than 30 mL/min), including patients who need dialysis, reduce the dosage of KETEK to 600 mg once daily. In patients undergoing hemodialysis, give KETEK after the dialysis session on dialysis days. [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]
In the presence of severe renal impairment (CLCR less than 30 mL/min), with coexisting hepatic impairment, reduce the dosage of KETEK to 400 mg once daily. Patients with mild or moderate renal impairment (CLCR of 30 mL/min or more) with or without coexisting hepatic impairment do not require a dosage adjustment. No dosage adjustments of KETEK are necessary in patients with hepatic impairment alone. [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]
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Other brands: Ketek Pak