By Leonard Gomella, Steven Haist, Aimee Adams
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10–30 mL or 300–1200 mg PO q4–6h. Peds. 275% (Dermagran) SE: Constipation Notes: OK in renal failure Aluminum Hydroxide + Magnesium Carbonate (Gaviscon Extra Strength, Liquid) [OTC] Uses: *Relief of heartburn, acid indigestion* Action: Neutralizes gastric acid Dose: Adults. 15–30 mL PO pc & hs; 2–4 chew tabs up to qid. Peds. ] ↑ Mg2+, w/ renal Insuff Disp: Liq w/ AlOH 95 mg/mg carbonate 358 mg/15 mL; Extra Strength liq AlOH 254 mg/Mg carbonate 237 mg/15 mL; chew tabs AlOH 160 mg/Mg carbonate 105 mg SE: Constipation, D Notes: qid doses best pc & hs; may ↓ absorption of some drugs, take 2–3 h apart to ↓ effect 38 Aluminum Hydroxide + Magnesium Hydroxide Aluminum Hydroxide + Magnesium Hydroxide (Maalox) [OTC] Uses: *Hyperacidity* (peptic ulcer, hiatal hernia, etc) Action: Neutralizes gastric acid Dose: Adults.
Inhaler: 2 Inh q4–6h PRN; 1 Rotacaps inhaled q4–6h. PO: 2–4 mg PO tid-qid. 5% soln in 2–3 mL of NS) tid-qid. Prevent exercise-induced asthma: 2 puffs 5–30 min prior to activity Peds. Inhaler: 2 Inh q4–6h. 5 mg) in 2–3 mL of NS tid-qid. 1 mg/mL SE: Flu-like syndromes (malaise, fever, chills), N/V/D, ↑ bilirubin; capillary leak syndrome; ↓ BP, tachycardia, pulm & peripheral edema, fluid retention, & wgt gain; renal & mild hematologic tox (↓ HgB, plt, WBC), eosinophilia; cardiac tox (ischemia, atrial arrhythmias); neuro tox (CNS depression, somnolence, delirium, rare coma); pruritic rashes, urticaria, & erythroderma common.
IV: 5–10 mg/kg/dose IV q8h. Peds. Genital HSV: 3 mo–2 y: 15 mg/kg/d IV ÷ q8h × 5–7 d, 60 mg/kg/d max. 2–12 y: 1200 mg/d PO ÷ q8h × 7–10 d. >12 y: 1000–1200 mg PO ÷ q8h × 7–10 d. HSV encephalitis: 3 mo–2 12 y: 60 mg/kg/d IV ÷ q8h × 10 d. >12 y: 30 mg/kg/d IV ÷ q8h × 10 d. Chickenpox: ≥2 y: 20 mg/kg/dose PO qid × 5 d. Shingles: <12 y: 30 mg/kg/d PO or 1500 mg/ m2/d IV ÷ q8h × 7–10 d; ↓ w/ CrCl <50 mL/min Caution: [B, +] CI: Hypersensitivity to compound Disp: Caps 200 mg; tabs 400, 800 mg; susp 200 mg/5 mL; Inj 500 & 1000 mg/vial; Inj soln 25 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL oint 5% and cream 5% SE: Dizziness, lethargy, malaise, confusion, rash, IV site inflammation; transient ↑ Cr/BUN Notes: PO better than topical for herpes genitalis Adalimumab (Humira) WARNING: Cases of TB have been observed; ✓ TB skin test prior to use; Hep B reactivation possible, invasive fungal and other opportunistic Infxns reported; malignancies in children and young adults reported Uses: *Mod–severe RA w/ an inadequate response to one or more DMARDs, psoriatic arthritis (PA), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), plaque psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Crohn Dz* Action: TNF-α inhibitor Dose: RA, PA, AS: 40 mg SQ qOwk; may ↑ 40 mg qwk if not on MTX.