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Panixine Dosage

Generic name: cephalexin
Dosage form: Disperdose, tablet, soluble

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Panixine DisperDose is administered orally after complete mixing in water.

Directions for Panixine DisperDose: Mix one tablet in a small amount of water [approximately 2 teaspoonfuls]. Drink the entire mixture. Rinse the container with an additional small amount of water and drink the contents to assure the whole dose is taken. Do not chew or swallow the tablets. The tablets will not rapidly dissolve in your mouth.

Adults— The adult dosage ranges from 1 to 4 g daily in divided doses. The usual adult dose is 250 mg every 6 hours. For the following infections, a dosage of 500 mg may be administered every 12 hours: streptococcal pharyngitis, skin and skin structure infections, and uncomplicated cystitis in patients over 15 years of age. Cystitis therapy should be continued for 7 to 14 days. For more severe infections or those caused by less susceptible organisms, larger doses may be needed. If daily doses of cephalexin greater than 4 g are required, parenteral cephalosporins, in appropriate doses, should be considered.

Pediatric Patients— The usual recommended daily dosage for pediatric patients is 25 to 50 mg/kg in divided doses. For streptococcal pharyngitis in patients over 1 year of age and for skin and skin structure infections, the total daily dose may be divided and administered every 12 hours.

*CERTAIN DOSES FOR PEDIATRIC PATIENTS MAY NOT BE OBTAINABLE BY TAKING A WHOLE OR HALF TABLET. THEREFORE, CEPHALEXIN ORAL SUSPENSION MAY BE BETTER SUITED FOR DOSES IN THE PEDIATRIC POPULATION.

Child’s Weight Cephalexin Suspension 125 mg/5 mL Cephalexin Suspension 250 mg/5 mL Cephalexin Tablets for Oral Suspension 125 mg* Cephalexin Tablets for Oral Suspension 250 mg*
10 kg (22 lb) ½ to 1 tsp q.i.d. ¼ to ½ tsp q.i.d. * ½ to 1 tablet q.i.d. ---
20 kg (44 lb) 1 to 2 tsp q.i.d. ½ to 1 tsp q.i.d 1 to 2 tablets q.i.d. *½ to 1 tablet q.i.d.
40 kg (88 lb) 2 to 4 tsp q.i.d. 1 to 2 tsp q.i.d. 2 to 4 tablets q.i.d. 1 to 2 tablets q.i.d.
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Child’s Weight Cephalexin Suspension 125 mg/5 mL Cephalexin Suspension 250 mg/5 mL Cephalexin Tablets for Oral Suspension 125 mg* Cephalexin Tablets for Oral Suspension 250 mg*
10 kg (22 lb) 1 to 2 tsp b.i.d. ½ to 1 tsp b.i.d. 1 to 2 tablets b.i.d. * ½ to 1 tablet b.i.d.
20 kg (44 lb) 2 to 4 tsp b.i.d. 1 to 2 tsp b.i.d. 2 to 4 tablets b.i.d. 1 to 2 tablets b.i.d.
40 kg (88 lb) 4 to 8 tsp b.i.d. 2 to 4 tsp b.i.d. 4 to 8 tablets b.i.d. 2 to 4 tablets b.i.d.

In severe infections, the dosage may be doubled.

In the therapy of otitis media, clinical studies have shown that a dosage of 75 to 100 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses is required.

In the treatment of β-hemolytic streptococcal infections, a therapeutic dosage of cephalexin should be administered for at least 10 days.

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