Infants & Children

Infants & Children

General Dosing

6-12 mg/kg/dose PO q6h or 8-17 mg/kg/dose PO q8h Dose limit: 4 g/day (1 g/dose)

Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis

Following IV therapy:

  • 35-50mg/kg/dose PO q8h
    • ≥ 40kg: 1500mg PO BID and 1000mg QD


  • 25-38 mg/kg/dose PO q6h

Dose limit: 4 g/day

Three times a day dosing is often preferred by families, and has been shown to be equally effective, as long as higher doses are given