A 31-year-old female asked:
my 4 year old son weighs 39lbs and was dx with an ear infection. amoxicillin dose is 400mg/5ml 9ml twice daily.... does that dose seem high?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jason Hoagland answered
23 years experience Pediatrics
This is appropriate: Appropriate dosing for amoxicillin in treating bacterial ear infections is up to 80 -100 mg per kilogram per day. At 38 pounds I most typically dose 9-10 ml per dose twice daily of the 400 mg/ 5 ml amoxicillin. There is no increase in side effects but it offers improved coverage of resistant bacteria that cause ear infections.
Answered on May 17, 2019
Dr. Tanya Russo answered
25 years experience Pediatrics
Amoxil (amoxicillin) dose range: The usual dose of Amoxil (amoxicillin) for active bacterial infection in children is generally dosed at 45-90 mg/kg in two divided doses. Your child's dose is just below the highest recommended amount.
Answered on Jan 1, 2016
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