The intravenous route is not FDA approved and is generally not recommended except when no other alternatives are available. Intravenous administration appears to be associated with a higher risk of QT prolongation and torsade de pointes (TdP) than other forms of administration. The manufacturer recommends ECG monitoring for QT prolongation and arrhythmias if IV administration is required. A dose in the range of 1 to 5 mg IV has been suggested, with the dose being repeated at 30 to 60 minute intervals, if needed. A maximum IV dose has not been established. The lowest effective dose should be used in conjunction with conversion to oral therapy as soon as possible.
===Name of drug=== *Will be capitalized if it is a trade name (brand name) or uncapitalized if it is a generic name. *Two trade names that are nearly identical (eg Adalat PA and Adalat XL) need not have separate entries unless there is a particular reason for doing so. *Names will be listed alphabetically and broken into an appropriate number of pages (with 200-500??? items per page) Peg-Intron is the correct spelling that you have listed as Pegetron for pegylated interferaon alfa2b made by schering plough and marketed in the US for HCV
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