50-150 mg/kg/24h IV divided q8h
Maximum: 6 g/24h
Renally cleared, requires dosage adjustment with changes in renal function. Consult a pharmacist for renal dosing.
Community acquired lower respiratory tract infections.
Allergy (immediate & delayed)
GI upset, diarrhea
Abnormal liver enzymes
Antimicrobial class: 2nd Generation Cephalosporin
Route of Elimination: 66-100% as unchanged drug in urine by both glomerular filtration and tubular secretion
Average serum half life: Pediatrics: 1.4-1.9 hours.