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A 35-year-old member asked:

Daughter is 5 y/o and prescribed amoxicillin twice a day x10 days for an ear infection/ strep throat. she missed 2 doses d/t vomiting. ok to resume regimen and get all 20 doses in or does she need a longer course/more abx prescribed bc of the lapse?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Ok to resume: If she is able to take the remainder of the medicine with out missing more i would not be worried. Also important when giving antibiotics to give probiotics( multistrain) during the course and 2 wks after to prevent any difficulty related to wiping out GI bacteria
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