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My 3 yr old (34 pounds), was prescribed to take 12 MLS of AMOXICILLIN 250 MG/5 ML SUSP twice a day for 10 days. Is this accurate? Or seem too much?

My 3 yr old (34 pounds), was prescribed to take 12 MLS of AMOXICILLIN 250 MG/5 ML SUSP twice a day for 10 days. Is this accurate? Or seem too much?

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. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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What can be done if a 2 year old drinks well over half a bottle 250 mg / 5 ml amoxicillin for oral suspension that was prescribe a 6 month old baby?

What can be done if a 2 year old drinks well over half a bottle 250 mg / 5 ml amoxicillin for oral suspension that was prescribe a 6 month old baby?

Not a problem: Other than some diarrhea and possibly an upset stomach, this is not going to be harmful and there is no antidote needed for an Amoxicillin overdose. They will be fine, but I wouldn't want to be the one changing diapers the next few days! ...Read more

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M son was prescribed 20.5 ml 2 tmes a day. Amoxicillin 400/5 ml. He wEighs 93 lbs. Is this to high?

M son was prescribed 20.5 ml 2 tmes a day. Amoxicillin 400/5 ml. He wEighs 93 lbs. Is this to high?

Maximum safe dosage: I usually recommend 90 mg/kg/day amoxil (amoxicillin) for otitis media which is what I assume he is being treated for. I recommend 12.5 ml two times per day max for otitis which is 1000mg twice per day for ten days. You should discuss with his provider to determine safest maximum dosage for your child. ...Read more

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My son was given amoxicillin 400 mg/ 5 ml for strep. It says to give 20.5 ml 2 times a day. He wEighs 93 lbs is this safe?

My son was given amoxicillin 400 mg/ 5 ml for strep. It says to give 20.5 ml 2 times a day. He wEighs 93 lbs is this safe?

Safe=yes, needed=no: This is a dose that I might use to get the meds into the thick muck of a sinus or middle ear infection but it is not needed to treat simple strep.10ml of this preparation 2X/day would be adequate therapy. If the doc saw an ear or sinus infection & didn't tell you, that's a different issue. Any excess med would exit though his kidneys within hours, he might be more likely to have loose stools. ...Read more

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My son is ten and weighs 130 lbs. He was prescribed Amoxicillin 400 mg/5 ml suspension. 2 1/2 teaspoons once daily. Is this the correct dosage?

My son is ten and weighs 130 lbs. He was prescribed Amoxicillin 400 mg/5 ml suspension. 2 1/2 teaspoons once daily. Is this the correct dosage?

No: The standard dose of Amoxicillin is 25-50 mg/kg/24 hours divided into three (every 8 hours) or 2 (every 12 hours) doses per day. Your child is getting 1000 mg once a day. He should be getting between 800 and 1600 mg per dose twice a day. Perhaps the physician meant to write for 1, 000 mg twice a day and the RX was mistyped. ...Read more

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I was wondering if I was given the right dosage for amoxicillin for a 6 year old weighing 22kg. 250MG/5ML SUSP. 17.5 ml twice a day?

I was wondering if I was given the right dosage for amoxicillin for a 6 year old weighing 22kg. 250MG/5ML SUSP. 17.5 ml twice a day?

Right dose: Which is 80-90 mg/kg/day for most indications, so with the concentration given would come up to the preschool volume and frequency. Make sure you finish all the prescribed duration, best wishes ...Read more

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My nice is 3 years old was given dosage of amoxicillin 400 mg 5ml 10.7 ml every 12 hours, but another dr told me 7ml every 8 hours. Wich one is?

My nice is 3 years old was given dosage of amoxicillin 400 mg 5ml 10.7 ml every 12 hours, but another dr told me 7ml every 8 hours. Wich one is?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is typically dosed twice daily, but has historically been dosed three times per day. The total dosage of both frequencies mentioned is essentially the same, and either would likely produce the same result. ...Read more

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My baby is 20 lbs and doctor prescribed amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 1tsp or 5 ml twice a day. Is that correct?

My baby is 20 lbs and doctor prescribed amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 1tsp or 5 ml twice a day. Is that correct?

Yes..: That is correct for her weight. Usually sounds like a high dose but for some conditions it is necessary to use the maximum dose which is 90 mg/kg and if divided by two this would be the recommended dose. ...Read more

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My 23 month old weighing about 23 lbs was perscribed amoxicillin 8 ml- is 8ml too much? I usually give 5 ml. We are out of town and went to a walk in

My 23 month old weighing about 23 lbs was perscribed amoxicillin 8 ml- is 8ml too much? I usually give 5 ml. We are out of town and went to a walk in

? Dosage: Need to also know the concentration of the amoxicillin prescribed as well as how many times a day it is being prescribed. Please resubmit question with that information. ...Read more

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My daughter was prescribed 1.5 ml amoxicillin (400mg/ 5 ml) twice a day for 10 days for strep. She is 24 pounds, but that seems like a low dose. She takes her last dose tomorrow, but we still have 1/2 a bottle!

My daughter was prescribed 1.5 ml amoxicillin (400mg/ 5 ml) twice a day for 10 days for strep. She is 24 pounds, but that seems like a low dose. She takes her last dose tomorrow, but we still have 1/2 a bottle!

Strep & amoxil dose: Current guidelines are 50mg/kg per dose with a 500mg per dose limit for twice a day dosing. Your daughter is 11 kg so her dose is 550 mg twice a day or 500 mg per dose due to dose limit - or 1.25 teaspoons per dose twice a day - a teaspoon is 5 ml. She was underdosed. Check with your doctor - she may need a strep culture to see if she's cured before giving additional meds. ...Read more

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What is the correct ml dosage of ic amoxicillin 250mg/5ml suspension for a 3yr old that weighs 29lbs?

What is the correct ml dosage of ic amoxicillin 250mg/5ml suspension for a 3yr old that weighs 29lbs?

Check with doctor: Though there are standard dosages for infants and children based on weight regarding antibiotics it is best to check with the prescribing pediatrician since they may not be following those numbers strictly depending upon the situation & severity of infection being treated. It may be an error to simply follow a number based on weight unless you know that you're in step with the doctor's plans. ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter was prescribed 12.6 ML twice a day of amoxicillin 400MG / 5 ML suspension twice a day for pneumonia. Is this right?

My 8 year old daughter was prescribed 12.6 ML twice a day of amoxicillin 400MG / 5 ML suspension twice a day for pneumonia. Is this right?

Hard to say: The drug dose is based both on weight & problem. Without her weight it's hard to make specific recommendations. The estimated 55 lb 8 yo would get 80mg/kg/d with that schedule which is okay for a presumed pneumococcal pneumonia. You might be able to get by with less, but that germ has become more resistant over the past 2 decades. ...Read more

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My baby w fever 101.7 is diagnosed for tonsillitis is prescribed 400 mg /5 ml bid amoxicillin is that correct dosage? Thank you

My baby w fever 101.7 is diagnosed for tonsillitis is prescribed 400 mg /5 ml bid amoxicillin is that correct dosage? Thank you

Depends on: Your baby's age, weight, and severity of illness. Usual dose is 20-45mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are still not sure of the dose. ...Read more

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How much augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 400/5 ml to equal one 875 mg tablet?

Pharmaceutical math: With a calculator handy you can figure this out... there are 400 mg of the medication in the 5 mL, so to get to 875 mg, you basically need almost 11 mL of the liquid. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5 and 63 pounds. She is being treated for a sinus infections was given a dosage of 10 ml of 400mg/5ml of amoxicillin every 12 hours- i?

My daughter is 5 and 63 pounds. She is being treated for a sinus infections was given a dosage of 10 ml of 400mg/5ml of amoxicillin every 12 hours- i?

More info: It seems your daughter is in the 90% for weight.height not known BMI not known
generally for a sinus infection you need amoxicillin clavulanate for better coverage at 40 mg/kg per day
I am sure your physician will monitor the progress ...Read more

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My child is 7 years old and he weighs about 53 pounds. He is on his 2nd round of amoxicillin 400 mg/ 5ml for strep throat. He takes 7.5 ml twice a day?

My child is 7 years old and he weighs about 53 pounds. He is on his 2nd round of amoxicillin 400 mg/ 5ml for strep throat. He takes 7.5 ml twice a day?

What is the question: There is no actual question here, so I will assume that your are asking if he is receiving the proper dose. For your child's weight and the reason for which the antibiotic is being prescribed, it is the proper dose. It should be given for the total time that it has been prescribed. ...Read more

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My 40lbs 5yr old was given a dosage of 12.5 ml twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for ear infection. Is this correct?

Max dose: That is the maximum recommended dose for your child's weight, age and reason for using the medication.
If you have any further concerns, please be sure to discuss with treating provider. Hope your child is better soon. Dr R ...Read more

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My son is 7 & 65.2 lbs. Er gave us prescription for amoxicillin to treat strep throat. The dose is 12.5 ml twice a day. We have never taken so much.?

My son is 7 & 65.2 lbs. Er gave us prescription for amoxicillin to treat strep throat. The dose is 12.5 ml twice a day. We have never taken so much.?

? drug concentration?: This medication usually comes in a 250/5 or 400/5 concentration. The concentration will determine the suggested dose. If 250/5 the 12.5ml would be 625mg given 2x daily witch is pretty routine. If 400/5 it would be 1000mg for 2x/d which would often be used to treat severe infections or resistant pneumococcus, not strep. ...Read more

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Can our 4 month old who is taking 3.5 amoxicillin for his ear infection also take 2.5 ml of acetaminophen?

Can our 4 month old who is taking 3.5 amoxicillin for his ear infection also take 2.5 ml of acetaminophen?

What concetration?: It's depends on concentration. If 2.5 ml=80 mg - it's too much. You can give once or twice for high fever >100.4 f, but half of this dose 1.2 ml (40 mg) 6-8 hours apart. Remember, that tylenol (acetaminophen) is not recommended under 3 months of age. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old daughter who weighs 107 pounds has Otis media. She was prescribed 400mg/5ml amoxicillin and is to take 25 ml twice daily. Is this an extr?

My 10 yr old daughter who weighs 107 pounds has Otis media. She was prescribed 400mg/5ml amoxicillin and is to take 25 ml twice daily. Is this an extr?

Math: Recommended 80 to 90 mg/kg/day orally in 2 divided doses. 107# / 2.2kg/lb = 48.6kg. 90mg/kg x 48.6kg = 4377mg. Two doses = 2188mg each. 2188mg / 400mg/5cc = 5.47 (5cc=1tsp). Therefore 5.47 x 5cc = 27.35cc OR about 25cc twice daily.
1) You need to know how to do math to be a doctor.
2) It's time to teach your daughter how to take pills. ...Read more

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My 40lbs 5yr old was given a dosage of 10 ml twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for sinus infection Does this seem right? Thanks.

My 40lbs 5yr old was given a dosage of 10 ml twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for sinus infection Does this seem right? Thanks.

Seems high: For a severe sinus infection I would prescribe 45 mg / kg /day divided in 2 doses. Your child is 40 lb which is 18 kg. She should have about 800 mg / day which would be 400 mg twice a day. That would only be 5 cc every 12 hours. Double check with your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more