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Miltefosine Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 50 mg

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Leishmaniasis

30 kg to 44 kg: 50 mg orally twice a day with food
45 kg or greater: 50 mg orally three times a day with food
Duration of therapy: 28 consecutive days

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

BOXED WARNING(S):
-Miltefosine may cause fetal harm.
-Fetal death and teratogenicity occurred in animals.
Recommendations:
-Do not administer this drug to pregnant women.
-Obtain a serum or urine pregnancy test in females of reproductive potential before prescribing this drug.
-Females of reproductive potential should be advised to use effective contraception during treatment and for 5 months after treatment.

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 12 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Administer with food to diminish gastrointestinal side effects.
-Do not crush, split, or chew the tablets.

Storage requirements: Protect from moisture

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