Appendix 7. Administration of oral drugs

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    7.1 Antibiotics

    doxycycline PO
    Child: 4 mg/kg single dose
    Adult: 300 mg single dose

     

    Age

    Weight

    100 mg tab

    < 1 year

    < 10 kg

    Do not administer a Citation a. The tablets contain too high a dosage to be used in children under 1 year or 10 kg.

    1 to < 3 years

    10 to < 15 kg

    ½ tab

    3 to < 9 years

    15 to < 30 kg

    1 tab

    9 to < 12 years

    30 to < 39 kg

    1½ tab

    12 to < 15 years

    39 to < 55 kg

    2 tab

    Adult

    ≥ 55 kg

    3 tab

     

    azithromycin PO
    Child: 20 mg/kg single dose

    Adult: 1 g single dose

     

    Age

    Weight

    250 mg/5 ml susp.

    250 mg tab

    500 mg tab

    < 1 month

    < 4 kg

    1.5 ml

    1 to < 3 months

    4 to < 6 kg

    2 ml

    3 months to < 1 year

    6 to < 10 kg

    3.5 ml

    1 to < 2 years

    10 to < 13 kg

    5 ml

    2 to < 5 years

    13 to < 19 kg

    8 ml

    5 to < 7 years

    19 to < 24 kg

    10 ml

    2 tab

    1 tab

    7 to < 11 years

    24 to < 35 kg

    3 tab

    ≥ 11 years and adult

    ≥ 35 kg

    4 tab

    2 tab

     

    ciprofloxacin PO
    Child: 20 mg/kg single dose
    Adult: 1 g single dose

     

    Age

    Weight

    250 mg/5 ml susp.

    250 mg tab

    500 mg tab

    < 1 month < 4 kg Do not administer

    1 to < 3 months

    4 to < 6 kg

    2 ml

    3 months to < 1 year

    6 to < 10 kg

    3.5 ml

    1 to < 2 years

    10 to < 13 kg

    5 ml

    2 to < 5 years

    13 to < 19 kg

    8 ml

    5 to < 7 years

    19 to < 24 kg

    10 ml

    2 tab

    1 tab

    7 to < 11 years

    24 to < 35 kg

    3 tab

    ≥ 11 years and adult

    ≥ 35 kg

    4 tab

    2 tab

    7.2 Zinc sulfate

    Child under 6 months: 10 mg once daily for 10 days
    Child 6 months to 5 years: 20 mg once daily for 10 days

     

    Age

    Weight

    20 mg dispersible tab

    < 6 months

    < 7.5 kg

    ½ tab

    ≥ 6 months to 5 years

    ≥ 7.5 kg to 19 kg

    1 tab

    7.3 Oral potassium (immediate-release)

     
    This drug is not administered routinely but on medical prescription only.
     

     

    Child under 45 kg: 2 mmol/kg (2 ml/kg) daily (see table below) for 1 to 2 days
    Child 45 kg and over and adult: 30 mmol (30 ml) 3 times daily for 1 to 2 days

     

    Age

    Weight

    7.5% syrup

    < 2 months

    < 5 kg

    4 ml x 2

    2 months to < 1 year

    5 to < 10 kg

    6 ml x 2

    1 to < 3 years

    10 to < 15 kg

    12 ml x 2

    3 to < 5 years

    15 to < 19 kg

    20 ml x 2

    5 to < 7 years

    19 to < 24 kg

    25 ml x 2

    7 to < 9 years

    24 to < 30 kg

    20 ml x 3

    9 to < 13 years

    30 to < 45 kg

    25 ml x 3

    ≥ 13 years and adult

    ≥ 45 kg

    30 ml x 3

     

    Footnotes
    • (a)The tablets contain too high a dosage to be used in children under 1 year or 10 kg.