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my daughter is on amoxicillin400/5.....it says to give her 10 ml twice daily...seems a. bit much...help?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: Amoxicillin dosing depends on the weight of the kid and the problem treated.Less is given for a UTI because the drug is concentrated in the urine, compared to the more needed for the germs that attack the ears or sinuses.You did not provide a weight to review dosing.Typical ear/sinus dosing is 80-90 mg/kg divided in 2 doses.This would be an average dose for a kid of about 44 lb.

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