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Once daily dose gentamicin in neonates - is our dosing correct?

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)
Publication Date
Volume
98
Issue
7
Pages
1100–1105
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2009.01297.x
PMID: 19397541
Source
Medline

Abstract

A dose of 4 mg/kg/day produces serum gentamicin levels outside the therapeutic range in two-fifths of neonates between 32 and 36 +/- 6 weeks. A single dose of 4 mg/kg/day of gentamicin is appropriate for term babies and probably excessive for 32-36 weeks' neonates.

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