A 31-year-old female asked:
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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?

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Dr. Jason Hoagland
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
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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Amoxicillin: Assuming that the Amoxicillin concentration is the 400mg/5ml then that dose is perfect for your child's weight.
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