Ampicillin Capsules Oral Suspension Ampicillin Sodium IV IM

Respiratory tract and soft tissue infections.

PO: 20 kg or more: 250 mg q 6 hr; less than 20 kg: 50 mg/kg/day in equally divided doses q 6—8 hr. IV, IM: 40 kg or more: 250-500 mg q 6 hr; less than 40 kg: 25-50 mg/kg/day in equally divided doses q 6-8 hr.

Disseminated gonococcal infections.

Bacterial meningitis. Adults: A total of 8-12 g/day given in divided doses q 3-4 hr. Pediatric: 100-200 mg/kg/day in divided doses q 3-4 hr.

Bacterial endocarditis prophylaxis (upper respiratory tract procedures; GI or GU tract surgery or instrumentation).

Adult, IM, IV: 1-2 g (use 2 g for GI or GU tract surgery) plus gentami-cin, 1.5 mg/kg (not to exceed 80 mg) IM or IV, given 30 min before procedure followed by amoxicillin, 1.5 g, 6 hr after initial dose; or, repeat parenteral dose 8 hr after initial dose. Pediatric: Ampicillin, 50 mg/kg with gentamicin, 2 mg/kg 30 min prior to procedure followed by amoxicillin, 25 mg/kg, after 6 hr or a parenteral dose of ampicillin is given after 8 hr.

Bacterial endocarditis prophylaxis (dental or oral procedures). Adult, IM, IV: 2 g IM or IV, given 30 min before procedure. Pediatric: Ampicillin, 50 mg/kg 30 min prior to procedure.

Septicemia. Adults/children: 150-200 mg/kg, IV for first 3 days, then IM q 3-4 hr. • Ampicillin with Probenecid: Oral Suspension Urethral, endocervical, or rectal infections due to N. gonorrhoeae. Adults: 3.5 g ampicillin and 1 g pro-benecid as a single dose.

Prophylaxis of infection in rape victims.

35 g with 1 g probenecid.

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