Dosing With Biocef
When treating bacterial infections in adults, guidelines on dosing with Biocef call for 250 mg to 1000 mg, taken four times a day for 7 to 14 days. The dose for preventing bacterial endocarditis is 2000 mg, taken one hour before surgery. Recommendations on dosing with Biocef advise taking the drug at the same time each day with a full glass of water and taking it exactly as your healthcare provider recommends.
Dosing With Biocef: An IntroductionThe dose of Biocef® (cephalexin) that your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition you are being treated for
- Your age
- If you have decreased kidney function
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are currently taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your Biocef dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Dosing with Biocef for Bacterial Infections
When dosing with Biocef for bacterial infections, the amount prescribed is different for adults and children.
Biocef Dose for Adults
The recommended dose of Biocef for most types of common bacterial infections is 250 mg to 1000 mg, taken four times a day for 7 to 14 days. For chronic or more serious infections, your healthcare provider may continue treatment for an extended amount of time.
Biocef Dose for Children
In children, the Biocef dosing can depend on body weight and ranges from 25 mg to 100 mg per kilogram of body weight per day (mg/kg/day), in divided doses given three to four times a dayy for 7 to 14 days. Children should generally be limited to 4000 mg or less per day.