PO 50-150mg/kg/DAY divided q6h. Max: 6g/DAY
IV/IM 100-200mg/kg/DAY divided q4-6h. Max: 12g/DAY.
Give oral dose on empty stomach. Oral liquid is not palatable. Consider oral cephalexin as alternative.
Treatment of sensitive MSSA and CoNS infections
Renal and hepatic function, CBC with differential, diarrhea
allergy (immediate or delayed)
abnormal liver enzymes
Antimicrobial class: Antistaphylococcal penicillin
Average serum half life: Adults:0.5-1.5 h (prolonged in renal impairment and in neonates)
Route of Elimination: urine and feces