Cephalosporins

Antimicrobial Normal Adult Dose Cost ($)/Day
cephalexin 500mg PO qid 1.80
cefazolin 1-2g IV/IM q8h 9.69 - 19.38
cefoxitin 1-2g IV/IM q6-8h 31.80 - 85.00
cefuroxime axetil 500mg PO bid 2.87
cefuroxime 0.75-1.5g IV/IM q8h 59.67 - 119.37
cefixime 400mg PO daily 3.08
cefotaxime 1-2g IV/IM q6-8h 24.99 - 66.74
ceftriaxone 1-2g IV/IM q12-24h 12.49 - 48.26
ceftazidime 1-2g IV/IM q8h 68.78 - 135.23
cefepime 1-2g IV/IM q8-12h 30.20 - 90.59
ceftobiprole 500mg IV q8h 175.20
ceftolozane-tazobactam 1.5g IV q8h 409.89
HAP/VAP 3g IV q8h 819.78

HAP = hospital-acquired pneumonia
VAP = ventilator-associated pneumonia