Ampicillin - Pediatric Dosing

Meningitis

100 mg/kg/dose IV every 8 hr
On day of life 8: change to 75 mg/kg/dose IV every 6 hr

Serious Infection

100 mg/kg/dose IV q 12 hours.
On day of life 8: change to 50 mg/kg/dose IV q 6 hr

Meningitis

75 mg/kg/dose IV every 6 hours.
On day of life 29: change to 100 mg/kg/dose IV every 6 hr

Serious Infection

50 mg/kg/dose IV q 6 hours.

Meningitis

Ampicillin 100 mg/kg/dose IV every 6 hr
(max 3 grams/dose)

Serious Infection

50 mg/kg/dose IV every 6 hr
(max 3 grams/dose)