Peds Dosing .

Dosage forms:  250,500,875; 125,200,250,400 CH; 125,200,250,400/5 mL

infections, bacterial

[<3 mo]
Dose: 20-30 mg/kg/day PO div q12h; Max: 30 mg/kg/day; Info: dose, duration vary by infxn type/severity
[>3 mo]
Dose: 25-45 mg/kg/day PO div q12h; Max: 875 mg/dose; Alt: 20-40 mg/kg/day PO div q8h; Info: dose, duration vary by infxn type/severity

otitis media, acute

[<2 mo]
Dose: 30 mg/kg/day PO div q12h x10 days
[>2 mo]
Dose: 80-90 mg/kg/day PO div q12h x5-7 days; Max: 1000 mg/dose; Alt: 40-50 mg/kg/day PO div q8-12h x10 days for PCN-sensitive pneumococcal strains; Info: x10 days if <6 yo or high complication/recurrence risk

otitis media prophylaxis

[20 mg/kg PO qhs]

sinusitis, acute bacterial

[>3 mo]
Dose: 80-90 mg/kg/day PO div q12h x10 days; Max: 1000 mg/dose

pharyngitis, streptococcal

[50 mg/kg PO qd x10 days]
Max: 1000 mg/dose

pneumonia, community-acquired

[4 mo-5 yo]
Dose: 90 mg/kg/day PO div q8h x10 days; Max: 500 mg/dose; Info: for outpt pneumococcal infxn only
[>5 yo]
Dose: 90 mg/kg/day PO div q8-12h x10 days; Max: 875 mg/dose bid; 500 mg/dose tid; Info: for outpt pneumococcal infxn only

*endocarditis prophylaxis

[50 mg/kg PO x1]
Max: 2000 mg/dose; Info: give 1h before procedure