Table 6

Oral antibiotic choice and dose regimen based on age

Neonatal-1 monthCo-amoxiclav 0.25 ml/kg of 125/31 suspension three times daily
1–2 monthsCo-amoxiclav 0.5 ml/kg of 125/31 suspension three times daily
2 months–2 yearsCo-amoxiclav 0.5 ml/kg of 125/31 suspension three times daily or Augmentin Duo 400/57 0.3 ml/kg two times daily
2–5 yearsCo-amoxiclav 5 ml of 250/62 suspension three times daily or (13–21 kg) Augmentin Duo 400/57 5 ml two times daily
6–8 yearsCo-amoxiclav 10 ml of 250/62 suspension three times daily or (22–40 kg) Augmentin Duo 400/57 10 ml two times daily or flucloxacillin 250 mg four times daily (only use if child can take tablets)
9–10 yearsFlucloxacillin 250 mg four times daily or clindamycin 6 mg/kg four times daily
10–18 yearsFlucloxacillin 500 mg four times daily or clindamycin 450 mg four times daily