Cefzil Dosage

Generic name: cefprozil
Dosage form: tablets, oral suspension

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CEFZIL is administered orally.

aIn the treatment of infections due to Streptococcus pyogenes, CEFZIL should be administered for at least 10 days.
bNot to exceed recommended adult doses.
Population/Infection Dosage
(mg)
Duration
(days)
ADULTS (13 years and older)    
    UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT
      Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis 500 q24h 10a
      Acute Sinusitis
      (For moderate to severe infections, the higher dose
      should be used)
250 q12h or
500 q12h
10
    LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT
      Secondary Bacterial Infection of Acute Bronchitis and
       Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis
500 q12h 10
    SKIN AND SKIN STRUCTURE
      Uncomplicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections 250 q12h or
500 q24h or
500 q12h
10
CHILDREN (2 years–12 years)
    UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACTb
      Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis 7.5 mg/kg q12h 10a
    SKIN AND SKIN STRUCTUREb
      Uncomplicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections 20 mg/kg q24h 10
INFANTS & CHILDREN (6 months–12 years)
    UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACTb
      Otitis Media
      (See INDICATIONS AND USAGE and
      CLINICAL STUDIES)
15 mg/kg q12h 10
      Acute Sinusitis
      (For moderate to severe infections, the higher dose
       should be used)
7.5 mg/kg q12h or
15 mg/kg q12h
10

Renal Impairment

Cefprozil may be administered to patients with impaired renal function. The following dosage schedule should be used.

*Cefprozil is in part removed by hemodialysis; therefore, cefprozil should be administered after the completion of hemodialysis.
Creatinine Clearance
(mL/min)
Dosage
(mg)
Dosing Interval
30–120 standard standard
0–29* 50% of standard standard

Hepatic Impairment

No dosage adjustment is necessary for patients with impaired hepatic function.

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