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can a child overdose on amoxicillin

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: It is unlikely to hurt the child but may increase risk of sme side effects like diarrhea. Some infections require rather large doses while others do n ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: The pediatric dose of Amoxicillin has a wide range from 20 to 90 mg per killogram of body weight per day divided into 3 doses per day.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The extra medicine is not toxic to your child like it would be doubling up on a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other med with a narrow safety profile.T ... Read More
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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience Pediatrics
Azithromycin: azithromycin is a different class of antibiotics from amoxicillin. As with any medication, a child can have an allergy to it and prior to starting a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Photosensitivity: This does not generally occur with penicillins like amoxicillin.
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
This : This is very common. A child is thought to be allergic to a drug (commonly amoxicillin) this is usually because the child's mother or guardian incorre ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below: The american academy of pediatrics 2004 guidelines on diagnosis and management of acute otitis media (OM) recommends use of "high-dose" Amoxicillin fo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Although the treatment of strep throat has traditionally been twice daily, studies have shown that essentially twice the amount of amoxicillin once da ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Doses of amoxicillin: It depends on what they were treated for as some time a different dose is required or a range of dose may work
A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Painful anus: Check to see if you child has an anal fissure which could cause his pain.
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