Capsules Delayed Release Capsules Oral Suspension Syrup Tablets IV

Infections. Adult: First day, 100 mg q 12 hr; maintenance: 100-200 mg/day, depending on severity of infection. Children, over 8 years (45 kg or less): First day, 4.4 mg/kg in 1-2 doses; then, 2.2-4.4 mg/kg/day in divided doses depending on severity of infection. Children over 45 kg should receive the adult dose.

Acute gonorrhea. 200 mg at once given PO; then, 100 mg at bedtime on first day, followed by 100 mg b.i.d. for 3 days. Alternatively, 300 mg immediately followed in 1 hr with 300 mg.

Syphilis (primary/secondary). 300 mg/day in divided PO doses for 10 days.

C. trachomatis infections. 100 mg b.i.d. PO for minimum of 7 days.

Prophylaxis of "traveler's diarrhea."

100 mg/day given PO.

Prophylaxis of malaria. Adults: 100 mg PO once daily; children, over 8 years of age: 2 mg/kg/day up to 100 mg/day. • IV

Endometritis, parametritis, peritonitis, salpingitis.

100 mg b.i.d. with 2 g cefoxitin, IV, q.i.d. continued for at least 4 days or 2 days after improvement observed. This is followed by doxycycline, PO, 100 mg b.i.d. for 10-14 days of total therapy.

NOTE: The Centers for Disease Control have established treatment schedules for STDs.

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