Lower drug levels achieved with oral dosage form of same drug.
Patient must be clinically improving prior to step-down.
Valacyclovir - dose based on indication
Amoxicillin 250 to 500 mg PO TID (1 g PO TID severe)
Clarithromycin XL 500 to 1000 mg PO daily
Azithromycin 250 to 500 mg PO daily
Cephalexin 250 to 500 mg PO QID (1 g PO QID severe)
Cefuroxime axetil 250 to 500 mg PO BID (TID severe)
Penicillin VK 300 to 600 mg PO QID (mild infections only)