A 1-year-old female asked:
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is 400ml/5l of amoxicillin 2x/dayx10d high for a 21mth old with mild ear infection, redness, no fever (had reduced from 102.9). better now day3

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Pretty standard: The dosing of this drug for otitis is supposed to be higher than for some issues like a bladder infection or pneumonia. Dosing depends on the space involved with the infection, blood flow, and the type of germ.The most common germ in ear infections has partial resistance to lower doses,but the higher dosing works quite well.
Answered on Mar 9, 2015
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dosing: Not high. Amoxicillin can be administered in a dose as high as 90mg/kg given twice daily. This sounds like the correct dose for her. Check her weight and you should be able to calculate her dose. All the best.
Answered on May 14, 2015

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