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Table 4 Oral antibiotic step down regimens

From: Oral beta-lactam step down in bacteremic E. coli urinary tract infections

  Antibiotic Regimen Frequency (%)
Oral fluoroquinolone step down (n = 130) Ciprofloxacin 500 mg po BID 114 (87.7)
500 mg po daily 5 (3.9)
250 mg po BID 5 (3.9)
750 mg po BID 2 (1.5)
Ciprofloxacin ER 1000 mg po daily 3 (2.3)
500 mg po daily 1 (0.8)
Oral beta-lactam step down (n = 77) Cefixime 400 mg po daily 24 (31.2)
Cephalexin 500 mg po QID 19 (24.7)
1000 mg po QID 1 (1.3)
Amoxicillin-clavulanate 875 mg po BID 10 (13.0)
500 mg po TID 7 (9.1)
500 mg po BID 2 (2.6)
Amoxicillin 500 mg po TID 5 (6.5)
500 mg po BID 2 (2.6)
Cefuroxime 500 mg po BID 7 (9.1)
  1. Data are number (percentage) of patients unless otherwise indicated
  2. Abbreviation: ER extended release, BID two times a day, TID three times a day, QID four times a day