Infectious Disease Compendium


CrCl Formula

CrCl > 80 200 - 400 mg po/iv q 12 h.

CrCl 80-50 200 - 400 mg po/iv q 12 h.

CrCl 50-10 200 - 400 mg po/iv q 12 h.

CrCl < 10 100 - 200 mg po/iv q 24.

Hemodialysis 200 mg load then 100 mg q 24 h.

Peritoneal dialysis:

Important side effects

Diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, headache, peripheral neuropathy, qt interval prolongation (rare), severe hypersensitivity reactions (rare), tendon rupture (rare).

Important drug interactions

Aluminum carbonate, basic, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, antidiabetic agents, calcium, corticosteroids, cyclosporine, dihydroxyaluminum aminoacetate, dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate, iron, magaldrate, magnesium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium oxide, magnesium trisilicate, nitrofurantoin, sucralfate, theophylline, tizanidine, warfarin, zinc.

Rants and Screeds


Treatment of choice

Use for

Arthritis, bacterial keratitis, Bronchitis, Cellulitis, Cholangitis, Cervicitis, Chlamydia trachomatis infections, Cholera, COPD exacerbation, Conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, Cystitis, Epididymitis, Gonorrhea, Helicobacter pylori infections, infectious Diarrhea, Leprosy, Mycobacterium fortuitum, Neutropenic fever, Osteomyelitis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, ENT infections, PID, Pneumonia, prostatitis, Pseudomonas infections, Pyelonephritis, Q fever Salmonella infection, Salpingitis, Sepsis, Shigella infection, Staphylococcus aureus infections, surgical prophylaxis, Tuberculosis, Typhoid fever, Urethritis, UTI.

Don't use for

Do not trust this drug for gram positive.