Proper Use

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To help clear up your infection completely, you must receive suramin on a regular schedule for the full time of treatment. It is also necessary for you to receive this medicine in the hospital so your doctor can check on your condition.

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 African sleeping sickness:
      • Adults and children—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor.
    • For river blindness:
      • Adults—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.