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What would the dosage be for an adult of amoxicillin 400MG/5ML SUSP 100ML?

What would the dosage be for an adult of amoxicillin 400MG/5ML SUSP 100ML?

Directions on dose: Should have been written on the prescribed medicine or it's box. A dose of 5 ml to 10 ml every 8 hours would be typical. ...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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Dr prescribed 125mg/5ml amoxicillin for 16.8lb baby. 5ml three times daily. Is this the right dosage for her?

Dr prescribed 125mg/5ml amoxicillin for 16.8lb baby. 5ml three times daily. Is this the right dosage for her?

Maybe, maybe not: The dose for an infection will vary with the age of the patient and the illness being treated. If the kid is over 3 months of age and this is for a urinary tract or respiratory infection it is pretty standard. If over 3 months and for an ear infection, it is at the low end of the dosing range but might work. ...Read more

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My 52lb son was given a dosage of 8mls twice a day of amoxicillin (400/5ml) for strep, Does this seem rigth? Because he not get well.

My 52lb son was given a dosage of 8mls twice a day of amoxicillin (400/5ml) for strep, Does this seem rigth? Because he not get well.

Strep throat: He can take high dose amoxil (amoxicillin) for his weight for 10 days. Around 750mg twice a day. That fose may be a little low but not necessarily less effective. Hope that helps ...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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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 29lb daughter was given a dosage of 4ml twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml). Does it correct? Not overdose? Thank You.

My 29lb daughter was given a dosage of 4ml twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml). Does it correct? Not overdose? Thank You.

Depends: The dosing for this med is based on both patient weight and what you are treating. For some respiratory or urinary infections the dosage of 50mg/kg/d would be expected. For an otitis media, 90mg/kg could be considered proper. Your dosage is at the lower end of normal for some issues and low for others. ...Read more

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My 42lb son was given a dosage of 6mls twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for strep. Does this seem right? Worried about overdose. Thanks.

Yes: The dose your son was given is correct. Make sure he is staying hydrated and don't forget to get him a new tooth brush in a few days (his old one is likely teeming with strep). Hope he starts feeling better really soon! ...Read more

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My 70lb son was given a dosage of 18. 5mls twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for strep. Does this seem right? Worried about overdose. Than

Seems high: That dose is about 1400 mg per dose which translates into 90 mg/kg per day. This is on the high end of treating resistant strep pneumo for otitis media. Definitely not appropriate dose for strep or pneumonia ...Read more

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My 3 year old son is 32pounds and was given amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 100ml to take 5ml twice a day for strep. Take all&finish. Isn't the dosage too much

No, that dose is: Fine. There is a dosing range depending on the child's weight, which is 40-80 mg/kg/day. He is 14.5 kg, so this dose is 55mg/kg/day, which is perfectly fine. ...Read more

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Last Saturday daughter was prescribed amoxicillin 400mb/5ml 5ml/twice daily for strep, she weighs 92 lbs, and hasn't bounced back, is dosage correct?

Yes: It takes some time for a kid to come back from any infection. Was the strep verified by test? All strep A is killed by amoxicillin. There is always the possibility a co-infection with mono or other virus can amplify the symptoms and delay response. ...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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What dosage of amoxicillin for my 23 pound 9 month old?

Varies: The dose of Amoxil (amoxicillin) depends on the infection being treated. For most things it is ~45mg/kg divided twice a day. So your child would receive probably the 250mg/tsp formulation with instructions to give it twice a day (note: amount given doesn't have to be precisely what is calculated, so long as it is close). For ear infections the dose is higher, usually 80-90mg/kg divided twice a day. ...Read more

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What amount of dosage can a 13 month old take of amoxicillin?

What amount of dosage can a 13 month old take of amoxicillin?

The amt prescribed: The dosage of this antibiotic varies with the weight of the patient and the problem being treated. This is information the prescribing physician should have and would use to decide. ...Read more

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They are giving my 1 year old 1000 mg of amoxicillin a day. Is this way too high of a dosage?

They are giving my 1 year old 1000 mg of amoxicillin a day. Is this way too high of a dosage?

Maybe, maybe not: Most 1 yo weigh around 20-26 lb or 10-12 kg. The dose range for Amoxicillin is 50-90 mg/kg making this at the upper end of the dose range. Treatment for suspected resistant pneumococcus requires the upper dose range. This germ is commonin ear or sinus infections. ...Read more

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Take amoxicillin 500mg 3times a day. I usually take at 9am 3 pm and 9pm. I missed 9pm dose, woke up at 3.30am and took. Continue normal sched. Dosage?

Take amoxicillin 500mg 3times a day. I usually take at 9am 3 pm and 9pm. I missed 9pm dose, woke up at 3.30am and took. Continue normal sched. Dosage?

Yes: Yes. Generally if you miss a dose, you take it as soon as you remember unless it’s almost time to take your next dose, then you would skip the missed dose. ...Read more

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What would be the correct dosage of amoxicillin for a 9 month 19.6lb infant with UTI? Amoxicillian is 400mg/5mL

What would be the correct dosage of amoxicillin for a 9 month 19.6lb infant with UTI? Amoxicillian is 400mg/5mL

It depends: It depends upon the mg/kg dose calculated by the physician. Dosage can be between 45 mg/kg (2.5 ml twice a day) to 90 mg/ kg (5.0 ml twice a day) ...Read more

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What is the correct dosage for amoxicillin to treat UTI in adults?

Depends!: Correct Amoxicillin dose for any infection depends upon sensitivity of bacteria causing infection. If bacteria is resistant to Amoxicillin or similar antibiotic, then it's a poor choice & won't work. That's why it's important to sent urine for c&s (culture & sensitivity). Btw, antibiotics like Amoxicillin only work against bacteria but not against virus which cause most common colds & sort throats. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old weighs 51 pounds, and was prescribed 500 mg of amoxicillin twice a day. Is this a safe dosage?

Yes: For most indications, and please continue the whole prescribed duration, wish yourself and your son wellness ...Read more

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My daughter is on amoxicillin 9mL twice a day. She is 3 1/2 years old. How much time should there be between dosages?

Technically 12 hrs: Since it should be taken twice a day then technically every 12 hrs. However that can be difficult at times so you can aim for anywhere between 8-12 hrs apart given that amoxicillin can also be dosed 3x/day. ...Read more

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Do exactly 12 hours have to pass between admin of Amoxicillin? Got her first dosage now but want to create routine for daycare days (6am 6pm)

NO: The absorption and distribution of this antibiotic from the intestines is spread out over several hours and you have flexibility to move doses up or back to accommodate such needs. Exact timing is more important in a hospital setting with moderate to severe infections where the meds are usually given IV, at times that maximize med availability.. ...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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My son ingested his sister's antibiotics and he is supposed to start his amoxicillin dosage yesterday but I didn't give it to him cause he took his si?

My son ingested his sister's antibiotics and he is supposed to start his amoxicillin dosage yesterday but I didn't give it to him cause he took his si?

Question truncated: Your question truncated. Question appears to be about amoxicillin dosage taken by the wrong child. As long as the meds are of the same concentration this should not be a problem. Continue amoxicillin for both siblings. ...Read more

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What is a normal dosage of amoxicillin for a 3 yr old child weighing 28 lbs?

40 mg/ pound: The dosage can vary but Amoxicillin is very safe at low and high doses. The general dose is 40 to 80 mg per kilo, usually divided 2 times per day. ...Read more

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What is the typical dosage for a 5 y/o 40 lb child needing amoxicillin as premedication for dental appointment?

What is the typical dosage for a 5 y/o 40 lb child needing amoxicillin as premedication for dental appointment?

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. ...Read more

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What's the correct dosage for amoxicillin and how much a day for my 3 1/2 year old. Weighing 37 pounds. She has strep.

Rx'd by physician?: Was the strep throat formally diagnosed by a physician? Strep should be diagnosed by a physician via a rapid test or culture, you don't want to treat with antibiotics for a viral pharyngitis. The physician would have prescribed the amoxicillin in the dosage that is correct. As a general rule, it is 40 mg/kg per day divided into 2-3 doses for a strep infection. Amount depends on concentration. ...Read more

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Very painful to swallow since last night. No insurance but I have amoxicillin 500 mg. 36 year old male, 156 pounds. What would an appropriate dosage?

Exam: You should be checked and examined. Self medication can be dangerous. If you have a strept throat the correct dose of amoxicillin is 500mg 3 times daily for at least 7-10 days. I strongly advise a bacterial culture and exam. ...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