Amoxicillin-Clavulanate - Pediatric Dosing

Daily Dose: 45 - 60 mg/kg/day of amoxicillin component

Maximum Daily Dose: 4000 mg/day amoxicillin component

Dosing Frequency: PO divided TID

For a child weighing < 35 kg

Use suspension. Specify 400 mg/5mL suspension of 7:1 formulation to minimize risk of diarrhea.

For a child weighing ≥ 35 to < 40 kg

Use 500 mg tablets PO TID or suspension. Specify 400 mg/5mL suspension of 7:1 formulation to minimize risk of diarrhea.

For a child weighing ≥ 40 kg

Use 875 mg tablets PO TID or suspension. Specify 400 mg/5mL suspension of 7:1 formulation to minimize risk of diarrhea.

If patient unable to swallow whole tablets, tablet may split in half. Tablets may also be crushed and mixed with a small amount of water, milk or food if taken immediately.