Zeporin

Zeporin Dosage/Direction for Use

cefalexin

Manufacturer:

Drugmaker's Lab

Distributor:

Pharma Dynamic
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Capsule: Cefalexin is administered orally. The usual dose for adults is 1 to 2 g daily given in divided doses at 6-, 8- or 12- hourly intervals; in severe or deep-seated infections the dose can be increased up to 6 daily but when high doses are required the use of parenteral cephalosporin should be considered. For streptococcal pharyngitis or tonsillitis, mild uncomplicated urinary tract infections, and skin and soft tissue infections: 500 mg may be administered every 12 hours. Children may be given 25 to 100 mg per kg body-weight daily in divided doses to a maximum of 4 g daily. For streptococcal pharyngitis or tonsillitis, mild uncomplicated urinary tract infections, and skin and soft tissue infections, the total daily dose may be divided and administered every 12 hours.
Doses may need to be reduced in severe renal impairment.
Powder for Suspension: Usual adult dose: 250 mg every 6 hours. For streptococcal pharyngitis or tonsillitis, mild uncomplicated urinary tract infections, and skin and soft tissue infections: 500 mg may be administered every 12 hours. For more severe infections or those caused by less susceptible organisms, larger doses may be needed. If daily doses greater than 6 g are required, parental cephalosporins, in appropriate doses should be considered. Children: Usual recommended daily dose: 25-100 mg/kg body weight to a maximum of 4 g daily in divided doses. For streptococcal pharyngitis and tonsillitis, mild uncomplicated urinary tract infections, and skin and soft tissue infections, the total daily dose may be divided and administered every 12 hours.
Child's Weight: 10 kg: 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful (2.5 to 5 mL); 20 kg: 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls (5 to 10 mL); 40 kg: 2 to 4 teaspoonfuls (10 to 20 mL).
(To be taken 4 times a day or as prescribed by the physician) or,
10 kg: 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls (5 to 10 mL); 20 kg: 2 to 4 teaspoonfuls (10 to 20 mL); 40 kg: 4 to 8 teaspoonfuls (20 to 40 mL).
(To be taken 2 times a day or as prescribed by the physician.)
In severe infections, The dosage may be doubled. In the therapy of otitis media, Clinical studies have shown that a dosage of 75-100 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses is required. In the treatment of beta-hemolytic streptococcal infections a therapeutic dose should be administered for at least 10 days. Dosage upon the discretion of the physician may also be administered.
Oral Drops: Cefalexin is administered orally. Usual adult dose: 250 mg every 6 hours. For streptococcal pharyngitis or tonsillitis, mild uncomplicated urinary tract infections, and skin and soft tissue infections: 500 mg may be administered every 12 hours. For more severe infections or those caused by less susceptible organisms, larger doses may be needed. If daily doses greater than 6 g are required, parental cephalosporins, in appropriate doses should be considered. Children: Usual recommended daily dose: 25-100 mg/kg body weight to a maximum of 4 g daily in divided doses. For streptococcal pharyngitis and tonsillitis, mild uncomplicated urinary tract infections, and skin and soft tissue infections, the total daily dose may be divided and administered every 12 hours. In severe infections the dosage may be doubled. In the therapy of otitis media, clinical studies have shown that a dosage of 75-100 mg/kg/day in divided doses is required. In the treatment of beta-hemolytic streptococcal infections a therapeutic dose should be administered for at least 10 days.
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