Metronidazole
Neonatal

Neonatal

Administration

Infuse over 60 minutes

<1200g

Age 0-4 Wk

Loading dose 15 mg/kg IV, then 7.5 mg/kg/dose IV Q48H

1200-2000g

Age 0-7 Days

Loading dose 15 mg/kg IV, then 7.5 mg/kg/dose IV Q24H

Age >7 Days

Loading dose 15 mg/kg IV, then 7.5 mg/kg/dose IV Q12H

>2000g

Age 0-7 Days

Loading dose 15 mg/kg IV, then 7.5 mg/kg/dose IV Q12H

Age > 7 Days

15 mg/kg/dose IV Q12H

Age >28 Days (All Infants)

15 mg/kg/dose IV Q12H