10 mg/kg/dose IV/PO once daily for 5 days
An association between orally administered azithromycin with infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) has been reported in infants younger than 1 month.
However, azithromycin is still the drug of choice for treatment or prophylaxis of pertussis if the risk of developing severe pertussis outweighs the potential risk of IHPS.
Concentration: 40 mg/mL
Taste: Bitter taste
Not all strengths of oral liquids are listed nor be available on the CHEO Formulary
Tablets or capsules are preferred especially over an unpleasant tasting oral liquid.
Not all strengths of oral tablets/capsules are listed and they are not all available on the CHEO Formulary.