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Pediatric Dosing

Keflex

(must be > 2 months old) 

DOSE
• 25 - 50 mg/kg/day (11 - 46 mg/lb/day) in divided doses every 6 hours
• Do not exceed 4 gm/day
• For skin and soft tissue infections, may give every 12 hours
• The usual course of therapy is 10 days

DOSAGE GUIDELINES (50 mg/kg/day):
WEIGHT DOSE (given every 6 hours)
(LB) (Kg) 125 mg/5 ml 250 mg/5 ml
1151/2 tsp 1/4 tsp
22101 tsp 1/2 tsp
33151 1/2 tsp 3/4 tsp
44202 tsp 1 tsp (250 mg cap)
6630-1 1/2 tsp
88+40+-2 tsp (500 mg cap)
SUPPLIED
SUSPENSION: 125 mg/5 ml, 250 mg/5 ml - 100 ml & 200 ml, flavored.


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