Infants & Children

Infants & Children

Mild to moderate infections

35 mg/kg/dose IV/IM q8h Dose limit: 6 g/day (2 g/dose)

Severe infections

50 mg/kg/dose IV/IM q6h-q8h Dose limit: 12 g/day (4 g/dose)


50 mg/kg/dose IV/IM q6h (up to 75 mg/kg/dose may be used in selected cases in consultation with ID) Dose limit: 12 g/day

Sickle Cell Disease (meningitis not suspected)

50 mg/kg/dose IV q6h or 67 mg/kg/dose IV q8h Dose limit: 12 g/day