Intrathecal

Meningitis.

Use only the intrathecal preparation. Adults, usual: 4-8 mg/day; children and infants 3 months and older: 1-2 mg/day

Pelvic inflammatory disease. Initial: 2 mg/kg IV; then, 1.5 mg/kg t.i.d. plus clindamycin, 500 mg IV q.i.d. Continue for at least 4 days and at least 48 hr after client improves. Continue clindamycin, 450 mg PO q.i.d. for 10-14 days.

• Ophthalmic Solution (0.3%) Acute infections.

Initially: 1-2 gtt in conjunctival sac q 15-30 min; then, as infection improves, reduce frequency.

Moderate infections. 1-2 gtt in conjunctival sac 4-6 times/day.

Trachoma. 2 gtt in each eye b.i.d.-q.i.d.; treatment should be continued for up to 1-2 months.

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