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My mother is Carolyn, the index patient for sulfite allergies. She is currently being treated for a resistant case of Pneumonia and Bronchitis. I am checking to see that the IV meds they will be using and the solution they are diluted with are sulfite...
by kathy Blakemore in California, US, 08/01/2006
Classification: Antibiotic, aminoglycoside
See Also: See also Anti-Infectives and Aminoglycosides.
Action/Kinetics: Derived from kanamycin. Its spectrum is somewhat broader than that of other aminoglycosides, including Serratia and Acinetobacter species, as well as certain staphylococci and streptococci. Effective against both penicillinase- and non-penicillinase-producing organisms. Peak therapeutic serum levels: IM, 16-32 mcg/mL. t 1/2: 2-3 hr. Toxic serum levels: >35 mcg/mL (peak measured after 1 hr) and >10 mcg/mL (trough measured before next dose).
Short-term treatment of gram-negative bacterial infections including
Pseudomonas, Escherichia coli, Proteus, Providencia, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Serratia and
Acinetobacter. For infections due to gentamicin or tobramycin resistant strains of
Providencia rettgeri, P. stuartii, Serratia marcescens and
Special Concerns: Use with caution in premature infants and neonates.
How Supplied: Injection: 5 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL, 62.5 mg/mL, 250 mg/mL