Infections due to susceptible organisms including biliary tract infections, endocarditis (staphylococcal) & peritonitis (associated w/ continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis). Prophylaxis of infections during surgical procedures.
Deep IM or slow IV inj over 3-5 min or by infusion. Adult 2-4 g daily in 4 divided doses up to 8 g may be given. Childn 50-100 mg/kg daily in 4 divided doses increasing to 300 mg/kg daily in severe infections.