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Gentamicin Pediatric Dosage
I just got given a single IV dose of gentamicin and then googled and it says it can cause ototoxicity, when will this occur if it happens? Days Weeks?
Should any pediatric endo doc's use adult 11.25 im (3 month slow release dose) on a child every 28days 4 precious puberty for 1 year? Why / why not?
Usually not : The 3- month prep is used every 3 months. Studies have shown its effectiveness suppressing gonadotropins in children using it that way. I've not encountered it used monthly, nor are there published studies using that formulation monthly. If 11.25 mg isn't working, there is an effective 30 mg dose which is used every 3 months. The supprelin implant which is annually replaced is also very effective. ...Read more
Hi - I am a pediatrician. I have been trying to find the pediatric dose for fluconazole for ringworm. I can find this info on the NIH site "Fluconazol?
Varies: Harriet Lane lists only dosing for invasive candidiasis at 6-12mg/kd loading dose with 3-12mg/kg daily maintainance for these infections. Max 12mg/kg/dose. The Red book describes a loading dose followed by once weekly dosing for T.pedis, but lists no dosing recommendations.A similar citation is listed for T.capitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any pediatric endocrinologist that are totally against the use of adult dose lupron (leuprolide) depot. If so, why? I'm trying to make a decision.
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R there any pediatric endo doctors that do not use lupron (leuprolide) depot adult dose's on children for prec. Puberty? Reasons? Trying to make a decision.
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Gentamycin: This is an inexpensive topical skin antibiotic that is used to kill local skin infections. It might especially be used for a bacterial called pseudomonas. Antibiotic pills are often better. If used for staph bacteria, a cream called Mupirocin is a better alternative for many patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No single substitute: Gentamicin is a powerful antibiotic that can have serious side effects. It is advisable to do a culture of the bacteria causing the infection and test sensitivities in the lab to see which antibiotics will be effective. Bacteria sensitive to Gentamicin will usually be sensitive to other antibiotics; then choose the safest alternative option. Avoid fluoroquinolones like Levofloxacin if possible. ...Read more