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my daughter is 5 & 36lbs. dr gave us prescription for amoxicillin 400/5ml to treat ear infection. the dose is 10ml twice a day. is that to much?

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
High but: The dosing range for amoxicillin starts at 40 mg/kg/day up to 90 mg/kg/day. Your daughter was prescribed 1600 mg/day. The high end for a child weighing just under 17 kg would be about 1530 mg. The difference is trivial . Ask your doctor why he went with the higher dose. He likely has a good reason.
Answered on Feb 13, 2015
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Normal for ear infec: The most common cause of ear infections statistically is a pneumococcus. The gradual emergence of resistance in this germ has led to a higher dose range to kill partially resistant germs. This is normal dosing for an ear infection but would be high for a urinary tract infection.
Answered on Feb 13, 2015
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