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Dose & administration Acyclovir is dosed 20mg/kg/dose IV at intervals depending on gestational age. Specifically, Sampson et al (PMID: 24346595) recommend dosing intervals to be 12 hours (q12h) in infants < 30 weeks PMA; 8 hours (q8h) in infants 30 to <36 weeks PMA; and 6 hours (q6h) in infants 36-41 weeks PMA. Administer over one hour in order to prevent adverse effects. For congenital HSV infections, treatment course depends on type of infection. SEM disease is treated for 14 days. Disseminated and CNS infections require a minimum of 21 days of therapy. Asymptomatic in
Dose & administration There are different schools of thought regarding gentamicin dosing in neonates and tertiary dosing references vary in their dosing recommendations. Commonly accepted dosing regimens include both a gestational age based dosing approach as well as birth-weight based dosing approach. Doses range from 4-5mg/kg per dose administered every 24 to 48 hours with lower gestational ages requiring the higher weight based dosing and longer dosing interval than older gestational age infants. The NICE guidelines (UK) recommend 5 mg/kg every 36 hours as the starting dose.