Give oral dose on empty stomach. Oral liquid is not palatable. Consider oral cephalexin as alternative.
PO 50-150mg/kg/DAY divided q6h. Max: 6g/DAY
IV/IM 100-200mg/kg/DAY divided q4-6h. Max: 12g/DAY.
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