The recommended dosage for intramuscular and intravenous administration is identical as following.
Adult: 4.0-6.0 mg/kg/day given in three equal doses every 8 hours or two equal doses every 12 hours.
For adults weighing 40-50 kg, a dose of 100 mg given every 12 hours.
For adults weighing 50-90 kg, a dose of 150 mg given every 12 hours or 100 mg every 8 hours.
For patients with life-threatening infections, dosages up to 7.5 mg/kg/day may be administered in three equal doses every 8 hours. This dosage should be reduced to 6 mg/kg/day or less as soon as clinically indicated, usually within 48 hours.
Children: 6.0-7.5 mg/kg/day (2.0 to 2.5 mg/kg administered every 8 hours).
For Intravenous Administration: The intravenous administration of NELIN is useful for treating patients with septicemia or shock. It may also be the preferred route of administration for some patients with congestive heart failure, hematologic disorders, severe burns, or those with reduced muscle mass.