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My daughter was given amoxicillin 500mg/5ml and she weighs 40 lbs 3 times a day for strep throat does this sound correct?

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Dr. Corey Clay answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Seems high: That dose is generally given to adults (>40kg) with severe bacterial infection. Your daughter is about 20kg. A dose recommended for 20kg children with strep is 500mg twice daily. Discuss with the prescribing physician if you have any questions.

Answered 5/14/2015



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