Penicillin G (parenteral)

C difficile risk
Low
Oral Bioavailability
N/A
Cost
$$

Dosing

0 - 2 kg2+ kg 0.05 million units/kg/dose IV q12h0.05 million units/kg/dose IV q8h

0 - 1.2 kg1.2 - 2 kg2+ kg0.05 million units/kg/dose IV q12h0.05 million units/kg/dose IV q8h0.05 million units/kg/dose IV q6h

PNA-days 0 - 7PNA-days 8+ 0.25-0.45 million units/kg/24h IV divided q8h0.5 million units/kg/24h IV divided q6h

General Information

No restrictions in pediatric treatment

Penicillin G (and Penicillin VK) remain universally effective against Group A and other beta-hemolytic Strep (Groups B, C, & G).

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