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General Dosing Guidelines

  • <2 months: Safety and efficacy not established
  • 2 months to 12 years: 5 mg/kg/dose PO q12hr; not to exceed 200 mg/dose
  • >12 years: 100-400 mg PO q12hr


Condition Specific Usage guidelines are as follows-

  • Acute Maxillary Sinusitis, Acute Otitis Media

         2 months-12 years: 5 mg/kg PO q12hr for 10 days; max 200 mg per dose

         >12 years: 200 mg PO q12hr for 10 days

  • Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis

2 months-12 years: 5 mg/kg PO q12hr for 5-10 days; individual doses not to exceed 100 mg

         >12 years: 100 mg PO q12hr for 5-10 days

  • Chronic Bronchitis, Bacterial Exacerbation

         >12 years: 200 mg PO q12hr for 10 days

  • Cystitis, Acute Uncomplicated

        >12 years: 100 mg PO q12hr 5-7 days

  • Acute Community-Acquired Pneumonia

          200 mg PO q12hr for 14 days

Posted On: 27/07/2019

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