A 32-year-old female asked:
My 42lb son was given a dosage of 6mls twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for strep. does this seem right? worried about overdose. thanks.
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Melissa Gowansanswered
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Yes: The dose your son was given is correct. Make sure he is staying hydrated and don't forget to get him a new tooth brush in a few days (his old one is likely teeming with strep). Hope he starts feeling better really soon!
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A 38-year-old male asked:
My 70lb son was given a dosage of 18. 5mls twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for strep. Does this seem right? Worried about overdose. Than
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulosanswered
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Seems high: That dose is about 1400 mg per dose which translates into 90 mg/kg per day. this is on the high end of treating resistant strep pneumo for otitis media. Definitely not appropriate dose for strep or pneumonia
3.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 5, 2017
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