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Table 3 Antibiotic Regimens Recommended for URTI

From: “Appropriateness and adequacy of antibiotic prescription for upper respiratory tract infections in ambulatory health care centers in Ecuador”

Antibiotic Dose Reference
Amoxicillin Pediatric: 50 mg/kg once daily or 25 mg/kg twice daily,
High dose 80-90 mg/kg in 2 divided doses (acute otitis media/acute bacterial sinusitis)
Adult: 500 mg – 2000 mg twice daily
[20, 21]
Cephalexin Pediatric: 20 mg/kg/dose twice daily*
Adult:500 mg twice daily
[20, 21]
Benzathine Penicillin G Pediatric: < 27 kg: 600000 U; ≥27 kg: 1200000 U single dose
Adult: 1200000 U single dose
[20, 21]
Clarithromycin Pediatric: 7.5 mg/kg/dose twice daily
Adult: 500 mg twice daily
[20, 21]
Azithromycin Pediatric: 12 mg/kg once daily
Adult: 500 mg daily
[20, 21]
Erythromycin Pediatric: 50 mg/Kg divided four times
Adult: 500 mg
[24, 25]