Novobiocin (Novobiocinum; list B) - antibiotic close on the spectrum of benzylpenicillin (see Penicillins). Applied for the treatment of staphylococcal infectionscaused by strains that are resistant to other antibiotics. Applied in the form of sodium salt novomicin. Assign inside of 0.25 - 0.5 g (250 000-500 000 UNITS) 4-6 times a day for 5-7 days. Daily dose of 2 g Possible complications: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, allergic skin rashes, the development of candidiasis. Novobiocin contraindicated if you are hypersensitive, severe liver disease and kidney failure. The form of release: tablets on 0,125 and 0.25, Keep in dark place at temperature not above 20 deg.
Cm. also Antibiotics.