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Pediatric Dosing

Tinea Capitis (Griseofulvin Alternatives)

FLUCANAZOLE (Diflucan)
Dose: Adult - 200mg/day Child - 6mg/kg/day
Duration: 2 to 4 weeks
Supplied: SUSPENSION: 10 mg/ml ; 40 mg/ml (1 bottle, 35 ml)
(liquid only active for 2 weeks)   (no labs need to be checked)

ITRACONAZOLE (Sporanox)
Dose: 5mg/kg/day
Duration: 4 - 8 weeks
Supplied: SUSPENSION: 10mg/ml, 40mg/ml - 35ml bottle.

TERBINAFINE (Lamisil)

Dose:
<20kg: 62.5mg/ day
(20 to 40kg): 125mg (= 1/2 tab)
(>40kg): 250mg (= 1 tab) qd

Duration:   6 weeks
Supplied: 250mg tablets



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