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how much liquid amoxicillin for an adult?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Pharmacist: The adult dose is between 250mg and 500mgs every 8 hours(roughly 3 doses per 24 hours). Check with your pharmacist to find out how many mgs in each teaspoon in the bottle of mixed amoxicillin you obtained.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Depends on the dose: Amoxicillin comes in 250mgm in 5 ml and adults usually need 500 mgm 3 times a day So it comes to 250mgm/5ml Give 10 ml 3 times a day This for adults who refuse to swallow capsules

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