Table 1

Standard treatment regimens for severe cholera cases

Antibiotics

Dose

Children

Adults (=>15 years)

Pregnant women


Under 1 year

1–4 years

5–14 years


Erythromycin

250 mg

30 mg/kg divided 4 times per day for 3 days

1/4 tablet

4 times/day

3 days

1/2 tablet

4 times/day

3 days

1 tablet

4 times/day

3 days

2 tablets

4 times/day

3 days

2 tablets

4 times/day

3 days

Doxycline

300 mg

Single dose

3 tablets

Ringer Lactate solution (IV) in litres

1 litre per day for 3 days

1 litre per day for 3 days

1 litre per day for 3 days

1 litre per day for 3 days

1 litre per day for 3 days

1 litre per day for 3 days


Source: WHO [11].

Kirigia et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:8   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-8

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