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TEXTBOOK AND PUBLICATION ERRATA

Correction Notice:  Neonatal dosing in the Penicillin G (Parenteral/Aqueous) Monograph in Pediatric and Neonatal Lexi-Drugs and Pediatric & Neonatal Dosage Handbook

 

(09/08/2016)

Wolters Kluwer has issued a correction notice (www.wolterskluwercdi.com/clinical-notices/revisions/) for the Penicillin G (Parenteral/Aqueous) monograph in in the Pediatric and Neonatal Lexi-Drugs database, available online and in mobile apps, as well as the following print publications: Pediatric & Neonatal Dosage Handbook, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd editions.

Information in the “Dosing: Neonatal” field of the Penicillin G (Parenteral/Aqueous) monograph has been corrected as follows:

The monograph previously read in the online version:

Dosing: Neonatal (only portion of field impacted is presented):
Meningitis: IV:
Other susceptible organisms (IDSA [Tunkel 2004]):
PNA 0 to 7 days: 50,000 units/kg/day in divided doses every 8 to 12 hours
PNA 8 to 28 days: 200,000 units/kg/day in divided doses every 6 to 8 hours

It has been revised to read:

Dosing: Neonatal (only portion of field impacted is presented):
Meningitis: IV:
Other susceptible organisms (IDSA [Tunkel 2004]):
PNA 0 to 7 days: 150,000 units/kg/day in divided doses every 8 to 12 hours
PNA 8 to 28 days: 200,000 units/kg/day in divided doses every 6 to 8 hours

These changes have been automatically posted to online and mobile app databases. Please insert this notification in the printed edition 20, 21, or 22 to alert users to this change. The 23rd printed edition will be corrected prior to shipping.







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