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Oral availability in 1 children (about 25%). 8 hr for children. Metabolized in the liver and excreted mainly through the urine. SIDE EFFECTS: Diarrhea, N&V, headache, peripheral neurologic symptoms/neuropathy, abdominal pain, rash, pruritus, pancreatitis. SEIZURES, HEMORRHAGE. DOSAGE: Capsule, Enteric-Coated; Powder for Oral Solution, Buffered; Powder for Pediatric Oral Solution; Tablets, Buffered (Chewable/Dispersible) Children: 120 mg/m2 2 times per day. Once-daily dosing may lower the virologic response; twice-daily dosing is preferred.
Reduce dose if side effects occur. 6–12 years: Initial: 5 mg/day; increase in increments of 5 mg at weekly intervals until optimum effect is reached, up to a maximum of 60 mg/day. NEED TO KNOW 1. Not recommended for use in children less than 3 years. 2. Higher rates of serious CV events and sudden death are seen with amphetamine compared with methylphenidate in children. 3. Dosage for narcolepsy has not been determined in children less than 6 years. 4. Use of extended-release capsules for attention deficit disorders in children less than 6 years is not recommended.
Safe use in infants less than 6 months old not established. 2. Continue therapy for at least 10 days when treating S. pyogenes. 3. 5 kg: For a daily dose of 300 mg, give 15 mL. 4. 5 mL. 5. Once reconstituted, keep suspension at room temperature or under refrigeration; discard after 14 days. 6. Once-a-day dosing should be taken at same time each day. Cefprozil (SEF-proh-zill) Rx: Cefzil. B CLASSIFICATION(S): Cephalosporin, second generation USES: (1) Pharyngitis and tonsillitis due to Streptococcus pyogenes.