Proper Use

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Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For injection dosage form:
    • For prevention of Haemophilus influenzae type b infection:
      • Adults and children 5 years of age and older—Use is not recommended.
      • Children up to 18 months of age—Use is not recommended.
      • Children 18 to 24 months of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
      • Children 24 months to 5 years of age—One dose injected under the skin or into a muscle.