DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
If significant diarrhea occurs during therapy, this antibacterial should be discontinued. (see BOXED WARNING)
Serious infections—600 mg (2 mL) intramuscularly every 24 hours. More severe infections—600 mg (2 mL) intramuscularly every 12 hours or more often.
The intravenous dose will be determined by the severity of the infection. For serious infections doses of 600 mg of lincomycin (2 mL of LINCOCIN) to 1 gram are given every 8 to 12 hours. For more severe infections these doses may have to be increased. In life-threatening situations daily intravenous doses of as much as 8 grams have been given. Intravenous doses are given on the basis of 1 gram of lincomycin diluted in not less than 100 mL of appropriate solution (see PHYSICAL COMPATIBILITIES) and infused over a period of not less than one hour.
|600 mg||100 mL||1 hr|
|1 gram||100 mL||1 hr|
|2 grams||200 mL||2 hr|
|3 grams||300 mL||3 hr|
|4 grams||400 mL||4 hr|
These doses may be repeated as often as required to the limit of the maximum recommended daily dose of 8 grams of lincomycin.
Pediatric patients over 1 month of age
10 to 20 mg/kg/day (5 to 10 mg/lb/day) depending on the severity of the infection may be infused in divided doses as described above for adults.
NOTE: Severe cardiopulmonary reactions have occurred when this drug has been given at greater than the recommended concentration and rate.
0.25 mL (75 mg) injected subconjunctivally will result in ocular fluid concentrations of antibacterial (lasting for at least 5 hours) sufficient for most susceptible pathogens.
Patients with diminished renal function
When therapy with LINCOCIN is required in individuals with severe renal impairment, an appropriate dose is 25 to 30% of that recommended for patients with normally functioning kidneys.
Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit.