Clinical Pathway for Evaluation/Treatment of Acute Otitis Media in Children 2 Months to 12 Years Old

Antibiotic Treatment Cost for Acute Otitis Media

Antibiotic Cost/Unit1 Dose & Length
(mg/kg/day)
Cost/Treatment Course
for 30 kg child2
Amoxicillin 400 mg/5 mL (75 mL) $7.33 90 x 10 days $36.65
Amox/clav 400/57mg/5 mL (100 mL) $68.93 90 x 10 days $275.72
Amox/clav 600/42.9mg/5 mL (125 mL) $83.03 90 x 10 days $166.06
Azithromycin 200 mg/5 mL (22.5 mL) $34.88 10 x1 day, 5 x 4 days $34.88
Cefdinir 250 mg/5 mL (60 mL) $99.48 14 x 10 days $198.96
Cefpodoxime 100/5 mL (50 mL) $86.17 10 x 5 days $172.34
Ceftriaxone 250 mg vial $1.90 50 (max 1 gram) x 3 days $22.80
Cefuroxime 125 mg/5 mL (100 mL) $68.51 30 x 10 days $274.04
Clindamycin 75 mg/5 mL (100 mL) $62.03 30 x 10 days $372.18
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2. Partial units or exact doses are not dispensed from outpatient pharmacies. Treatment cost is calculated on dispensing an entire unit.