It comes in the ever so quaint sachet.
Women: years: 3 g PO once
Males: 3 g every 2-3 days for 3 doses
IV is 8-24 grams a day.
Important side effects
IV has a lot of sodium.
Important drug interactions
Rants and Screeds
Can be synergistic with beta-lactams.
May be useful with MDRO and XDR (PubMed).
Resistance is rare in the US but common in China.
Treatment of choice
Don't use for
phosphonic acid derivative it inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis