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Bacampicillin Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 400 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

400 to 800 mg orally every 12 hours for 7 to 10 days, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.

Bacampicillin is no longer marketed in the US.

Usual Adult Dose for Gonococcal Infection - Uncomplicated

1.6 g orally plus 1 g probenecid as a single dose.

Bacampicillin is no longer marketed in the US.

Usual Adult Dose for Otitis Media

400 to 800 mg orally every 12 hours for 10 to 14 days, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.

Bacampicillin is no longer marketed in the US.

Usual Adult Dose for Cystitis

400 mg orally every 12 hours for 3 to 7 days, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.

Bacampicillin is no longer marketed in the US.

Usual Adult Dose for Pneumonia

800 mg orally every 12 hours. Therapy should continue for 7 days if pneumococcal pneumonia is suspected or up to 21 days if other organisms are responsible.

Bacampicillin is no longer marketed in the US.

Usual Adult Dose for Skin or Soft Tissue Infection

400 to 800 mg orally every 12 hours for 7 to 10 days or for 3 days after acute inflammation resolves, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.

Bacampicillin is no longer marketed in the US.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Skin and Structure Infection

Children >25 kg: 25 mg/kg/day in 2 equally divided doses at 12 hour intervals.

Bacampicillin is no longer marketed in the US.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pneumonia

Children >25 kg: 50 mg/kg/day in 2 equally divided doses at 12 hour intervals.

Bacampicillin is no longer marketed in the US.

Renal Dose Adjustments

<25 mL/min: Reduce dose by 50% and administer every 12 hours.

Other Comments

Cases of gonorrhea with a suspected lesion of syphilis should have dark field examination before receiving bacampicillin and monthly serological tests for a minimum of 4 months. Larger doses may be required for stubborn or severe infections.

It is recommended that there be at least 10 days treatment for any infection caused by hemolytic streptococci to prevent the occurrence of acute rheumatic fever or glomerulonephritis.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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