Azithromycin - Pediatric Dosing

Daily Dose: 10 mg/kg/day

Maximum Daily Dose: 500 mg/day

Dosing Frequency: IV divided q24h

Used for CAP due to Mycoplasma or Chlamydophila

Daily Dose: 10 mg/kg/day on day 1 then 5 mg/kg/day for days 2 - 5

Maximum Daily Dose: 500 mg/day for day 1, 250 mg/day for days 2 - 5

Dosing Frequency: PO divided Once Daily

Usual duration: 5 days

Daily Dose

  • Less than 6 months:
    10 mg/kg/day

  • Greater than 6 months:
    10 mg/kg/day on day 1 then 5 mg/kg/day for days 2- 5

Maximum Daily Dose:

500 mg/day for day 1

250 mg/day for days 2 - 5

Dosing Frequency: PO divided Once Daily

Suspected or confirmed due to Chlamydia trachomatis. Note this should always include concurrent treatment for N. gonorrhea

Daily Dose: 12 - 15 mg/kg/dose as a single dose

Maximum Daily Dose: 1 g/dose

Dosing Frequency: PO as a single dose