Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
This medicine must be given slowly, so the needle will remain in place for about 1 hour.
In most cases, this medicine is given for at least 2 weeks, but may be continued for longer. Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you or your child is using carbamazepine (Tegretol®), cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®), dexamethasone (Decadron®), efavirenz (Sustiva®), nevirapine (Viramune®), phenytoin (Dilantin®), rifampin (Rifadin®, Rifater®, Rimactane®), or tacrolimus (Prograf®).