Sulvacil Dosage/Direction for Use

ampicillin + sulbactam


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Dosage/Direction for Use
If beta-lactamase-producing organisms are present, ampicillin can be given with a Beta-lactamase inhibitor such as sulbactam.
The sodium salts of ampicillin and sulbactam may be given intramuscularly (I.M.) or intravenously (I.V.) in the treatment of infections due to beta-lactamase-producing organisms. The usual dose is ampicillin 1 g with sulbactam 500 mg every 6 hours; doses may be doubled in severe infections.
Adults: 0.5 to 3 g (potency) of ampicillin sodium and sulbactam sodium (SULVACIL) is administered by I.V. or I.M. injection in 3 to 4 divided doses a day. Do not exceed 4 g (potency)/day as sulbactam. (See Table 1.)

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Infant and Children: 150 mg (potency)/kg/day of ampicillin sodium and sulbactam sodium (SULVACIL) is administered 3 ~ 4 divided doses a day.
For neonate or prematurely born baby, administer 2 divided doses a day for a week after birth.
Impaired renal function: In patient with impairment of renal function (less than 30 mL/min of Creatinine Clearance rate) should be administered less frequently.
In case of prevention of infection in surgical, this drug is administered 1.5 ~ 3 g (potency) by I.V. or I.M injection when put under an anesthetic and it can be used 3 ~ 4 times more.
To Prepare Admixture: For I.V. or I.M. administration, it should be dissolved with sterile water for injection, dextrose injection or physiological salt solution. It should be slowly administered at least over 3 minutes. (See Table 2.)

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