Children Less Than 5 Years

1. Amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin) 80-90 mg/kg/day (as amoxicillin) PO divided bid or tid [B] Easy dose: 40 mg/kg/dose PO bid OR 30 mg/kg/dose PO tid

Maximum: 750 mg/dose bid or 500 mg/dose tid

Available in suspensions of 125 mg and 250 mg amoxicillin/5 mL

2. Cefuroxime axetil (Ceftin) 20-30 mg/kg/day PO divided bid. [B] Easy dose: 20 mg/kg/day = 10 mg/kg/dose PO bid Maximum: 250 mg/dose

Available in suspension of 125 mg/5 mL OR (if severe penicillin allergy)

3. Clarithromycin (Biaxin) 7.5 mg/kg/dose PO bid [C] Maximum: 500 mg

Available in suspensions of 125 mg and 250 mg/5 mL

OUTPATIENT THERAPY: PERIORBITAL CELLULITIS ONLY

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