Antibiotic Therapy

a. Dicloxacillin (Dycill, Pathocil) 40 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses for 7-12 days; adults: 500 mg qid.

b. Cephalexin (Keflex) 50 mg/kg/day PO in 4 divided doses for 7-10 days; adults: 500 mg PO qid.

c. Amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin) 500 mg tid or 875 mg bid for 7-10 days.

d. Azithromycin (Zithromax) 500 mg on day 1, then 250 mg PO qd for 4 days.

e. Erythromycin ethylsuccinate 40 mg/kg/day in 3 divided doses for 7-10 days; adults: 250-500 mg qid.

References: See page 195.

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