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Table 4 WHO’s New Pneumonia Treatment Guidelines for Community Case Management

From: To assess the effectiveness of various communication strategies for improving childhood pneumonia case management: study protocol of a community based behavioral open labeled trial in rural Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Age Pneumonia in low HIV Prevalence areas Pneumonia in high HIV Prevalence areas Severe Pneumonia Severe Pneumonia Danger Signs
2–12 Months 4-10 kg 1 Amoxicillin 250 mg tablet/twice a day/3 days 1 Amoxicillin 250 mg tablet/twice a day/5 days 1 Amoxicillin 250 mg tablet/twice a day/5 days 1st dose antibiotic, referral to health facility for supportive therapy
12–59 Months 10-19 kg 2 Amoxicillin 250 mg tablets/twice a day/3 days 2 Amoxicillin 250 mg tablet/twice a day/5 days 2 Amoxicillin 250 mg tablets/twice a day/5 days 1st dose antibiotic, referral to health facility for supportive therapy
  1. Source: UNICEF. Amoxicillin Dispersible Tablets (DT): Product Profile, Availability and Guidance (July2014).Assessed:http://www.unicef.org/supply/files/Amoxicillin_DT_Product_Profile_and_Supply_Update.pdf