Ceftibuten Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Otitis Media

400 mg orally every 24 hours for 10 days

Usual Adult Dose for Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis

400 mg orally every 24 hours for 10 days

Usual Adult Dose for Bronchitis

400 mg orally every 24 hours for 10 days

Usual Adult Dose for Cystitis

400 mg orally every 24 hours for 7 days

Usual Adult Dose for Pneumonia

200 mg orally every 12 hours for 7 to 14 days

Usual Adult Dose for Sinusitis

400 mg orally every 24 hours for 10 to 14 days

Usual Pediatric Dose for Bronchitis

>12 years: 400 mg orally every 24 hours for 10 days

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cystitis

>12 years: 400 mg orally every 24 hours for 7 days

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pneumonia

>12 years: 200 mg orally every 12 hours for 7 to 14 days

Usual Pediatric Dose for Sinusitis

>12 years: 400 mg orally every 24 hours for 10 to 14 days

Usual Pediatric Dose for Otitis Media

>6 months: 9 mg/kg/day (maximum 400 mg) every 24 hours for 10 days

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis

>6 months: 9 mg/kg/day (maximum 400 mg) every 24 hours for 10 days

Renal Dose Adjustments

CrCl 5 to 29 mL/min: 2.25 mg/kg or 100 mg orally once a day

CrCl 30 to 49 mL/min: 4.5 mg/kg or 200 mg orally once a day

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dialysis

Approximately 65% of a dose can be removed during a hemodialysis session. In patients undergoing hemodialysis 2 to 3 times a week, a single 400 mg dose may be given at the end of each hemodialysis session. Alternatively, 9 mg/kg (maximum of 400 mg) oral suspension may be administered following dialysis.

Other Comments

Ceftibuten suspension must be administered at least 2 hours before or 1 hour after a meal.

The suspension should be refrigerated and discarded after 14 days.

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