Population Pharmacokinetics of Fluconazole in Premature Infants with Birth Weights Less than 750 Grams

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy • August 2016.

Momper JD, Capparelli EV, Wade KC, Kantak A, Dhanireddy R, Cummings JJ, Nedrelow JH, Hudak ML, Mundakel GT, Natarajan G, Gao J, Laughon M, Smith PB, Benjamin DK Jr.

Fluconazole is an effective agent for prophylaxis of invasive candidiasis in premature infants. The objective of this study was to characterize the population pharmacokinetics (PK) and dosing requirements of fluconazole in infants with birth weights of <750 g. As part of a randomized clinical trial, infants born at <750 g birth weight received intravenous (i.v.) or oral fluconazole at 6 mg/kg of body weight twice weekly.

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