Netilmicin (netromycin) is similar to gentamicin and tobramycin in its pharmacokinetic properties and dosage. Its antibacterial activity is broad against aerobic gram-negative bacilli. Like amikacin, it is not metabolized by most of the aminoglycoside-inactivating enzymes and therefore may be active against certain bacteria that are resistant to gentamicin.
The recommended dose of netilmicin for complicated urinary tract infections in adults is 1.5-2 mg/kg every 12 hours. For other serious systemic infections, a total daily dose of 4-7 mg/kg is given as a single dose or two to three divided doses. Children should receive 3-7 mg/kg/day in two to three divided doses; neonates receive 3.5-5 mg/kg/day as a single daily dose.
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