Empiric antibiotics for general infection

Cite this article as:
Anders, M. Empiric antibiotics for general infection, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3846
Ageif meningitis excludedif meningitis is NOT excludedif Staphylococcus aureus suspected
< 3 monthsAmoxicillin 50 mg/kg q6hrGentamycin 7.5 mg/kg q24hrAmoxicillin 50 mg/kg q6hrGentamycin 7.5 mg/kg q24hr

Cefotaxime 50 mg/kg q6hr

Consider especially in infants aciclovir 20mg/kg q8hr

Amoxicillin 50 mg/kg q6hrCefotaxime 50 mg/kg q6hr

Vancomycin 15 mg/kg q6hr

Clindamycin 15 mg/kg q8hr

> 3 monthsCefotaxime 50 mg/kg q6hrFlucloxacillin 50 mg/kg q4-6hrCefotaxime 50 mg/kg q6hrFlucloxacillin 50 mg/kg q4-6hrCefotaxime 50 mg/kg q6hrVancomycin 15 mg/kg q6hr

Clindamycin 15 mg/kg q8hr

any age group, if immuno-compromisedMeropenem 20 mg/kg IV q8hrVancomycin 15 mg/kg q6hr

Gentamycin 7.5 mg/kg q24hr

if Meningitis is NOT excluded, and suspicion of severe Meningitis (gram stain), replace Flucloxacillin by Vancomycin 15 mg/kg q6hr to cover for Penicillin resistant Pneumococcus Meningitis 
If you enjoyed this post, why not check out our live conference on 26th August. Find out more about DFTB: Live + Connected

About Marc Anders

AvatarMarc Anders is a paediatric intensivist.

Avatar
Author: Marc Anders Marc Anders is a paediatric intensivist.

Leave a Reply