10-20 mg/kg/dose PO BID
10-15 mg/kg/dose PO daily
Renally cleared, requires dosage adjustment with changes in renal function. Consult a pharmacist for renal dosing.
Therapy of streptococcal, enterococcal infections as well as susceptible gram negative infections.
Commonly used for upper respiratory infections and urinary tract infection (when organisms susceptible)
Allergy/rash (immediate or delayed)
EBV related rash (not allergy)
Concentration: 50 mg/mL
Taste: very palatable
Not all strengths of oral liquids are listed nor are available on IWK formulary
250 mg capsule 500 mg capsule
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: Aminopenicillin
Average serum half life: Neonates, full-term: 3.7 hours
Infants and children: 1 to 2 hours
Route of Elimination: Renal excretion (60% unchanged drug)