A 33-year-old female asked about a male:
What is the typical dosage for a 5 y/o 40 lb child needing amoxicillin as premedication for dental appointment?
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Dr. Arnold Malermananswered
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Assuming 400mg/5mL: 500mg (1.25 teaspoons) every 8 hours for 5 full days. But that's just the recommended dose. Your Dentist, in concert with your Pediatrician, the people who know your child best, may have different dosage recommendation.
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Dr. Charles Turckanswered
Pharmacology 19 years experience
See below: The dosage for a 5-year-old child weighing 40 pounds is about 900 mg of amoxicillin as one dose 30 to 60 minutes prior to the dental procedure.
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Last updated Apr 28, 2016
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