Dosage & Administration
For Ear: 2 to 3 drops into ear canal thrice or four times daily.
Otic/Aural: Otitis externa: Instill 2-3 drops of a 5% solution into the ear bid-tid.
Oral: Bacterial meningitis, Anaerobic bacterial infections, Anthrax, Brain abscess, Ehrlichiosis, Gas gangrene, Granuloma inguinale, Infections caused by H. influenzae, Listeriosis, Plague, Psittacosis, Q fever, Severe gastroenteritis, Severe melioidosis, Severe systemic infections with Camphylobacter fetus, Tularaemia, Whipple’s disease:
- Adult: 50 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses increased to 100 mg/kg/day for meningitis or severe infections due to moderately resistant organisms. Continue treatment after the patient’s temperature has normalised for a further 4 days in rickettsial disease and 8-10 days in typhoid fever.
- Child: Premature and full-term neonates: 25 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses. Full-term infants >2 wk: 50 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses. Children: 50 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses increased to 100 mg/kg/day for meningitis or severe infections.
ophthalmic application: Hypersensitivity reactions including rashes, fever and angioedema.
Ear drops: Ototoxicity.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Ophth/otic preparation: Store between 2-8°C. Do not freeze. Protect from light.