Proper Use

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A nurse or other trained health professional will give you or your child this medicine. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.

This medicine is usually given every 8 hours (for children) or 12 hours (for adults) for 5 to 14 days or until your body responds to the medicine. Each treatment usually takes 5 to 60 minutes.

To help clear up your infection completely, keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if you or your child begin to feel better after a few days. Also, this medicine works best when there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep the amount constant, you must receive this medicine on a regular schedule.