Erythromycin - General Pediatric Dosing

There is no oral liquid suspension of erythromycin available in Canada.

At the IWK, the only format available is erythromycin (as base) 250 mg tablets. Consider use of another macrolide (as appropriate) for infectious disease indications.

30-50 mg/kg/24h PO divided q6-8h
Maximum: 2 g/24h

Oral route is preferred for infectious disease indications

3.75-12.5 mg/kg/dose IV q6h
Maximum: 1000 mg/dose