1-2 g once a day or in equally divided doses bid, depending on type & severity of infection. Total daily dose should not exceed 4 g. Surgical prophylaxis
1 g IV ½-2 hr pre-op. Gonorrhea
250 mg IM as single dose. Childn Skin & skin structure infection
50-75 mg/kg/day, total daily dose should not exceed 2 g. Acute bacterial otitis media
50 mg/kg IM as single dose, not to exceed 1 g. Other serious infections
50-75 mg/kg/day given in divided doses 12 hrly. Max total daily dose: 2 g/day. Meningitis
Initially 100 mg/kg/day (not to exceed 4 g/day). Daily dose may be administered once daily or in equally divided doses 12 hrly for 7-14 days.