500 mg PO q12h
15-30 mg/kg/24h PO divided q12h
Maximum: 1 g/24h
*use higher dose for otitis media and community-acquired pneumonia
Renally cleared, requires dosage adjustment with changes in renal function. Consult a pharmacist for renal dosing
Community-acquired pneumonia, otitis media, uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections
Allergy (cefprozil and amoxicillin have the same side chain, hence cross -allergenicity may occur)
GI upset, diarrhea
Abnormal liver enzymes
Concentration: 50 mg/mL
Not all strengths of oral liquids are listed nor are available on IWK formulary
250 mg tablet
Tablets and capsules are preferred especially over an unpleasant tasting liquid.
Not all strengths of oral tablets/capsules are listed and they are not all available on the IWK formulary.
Antimicrobial class: 2nd Generation Cephalosporin