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Antibiotics are used chronically as part of maintenance therapy and as an acute treatment of respiratory infections.
A: Oral and IV
Amikacin Type/class Dose – adult and paediatric
Aminoglycoside Treatment of early Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections not cleared by ciprofloxacin and colistin and of moderate and severe exacerbations of P. aeruginosa infection. Treatment of Mycobacterium abcessus.
Adult dose: IV
7.5mg/kg BD or
Paediatric dose: IV
10mg/kg (max 500mg) TDS Amoxicillin
Aminopenicillin Treatment of asymptomatic Haemophilus influenzae carriage or mild exacerbations (only use when a SENSITIVE STRAIN of H. influenzae has been identified and there has been no recent history of infection with Staphylococcus aureus)