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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
Dose for strep: You can give him roughly 25 mg/kg per dose, twice daily dosing for 10 days. If you have the 400 mg/5 ml suspension of amoxicillin, you could give him 6 ml (=480 mg) twice daily for 10 days. Make sure to give him the full 10 day course even if he is feeling well after a couple of days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 34lb daughter was given a dose of 1 1/2 tsp twice daily of amoxicillin 400mg but 2 days later my 50lb daughter was given the dose of only 1tsp x2 of 400mg ?! Seems off that my smaller child has the higher dosage?!
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
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
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
My son was prescribed amoxicillin 400mg/5ml, at 9ml twice a day. Is this a normal amount for a 38lbs 4-1/2 yr old boy? So about 720mg x2for 24hr perio
Yes: Years ago (two decades) the recommended dose would be less, but germ resistance has changed that.Now we dose based on type of problem and weight. The med is concentrated in urine, so we can get by with less for UTI, but for ears/sinuses/etc we give up to 80-90mg/kg/day which is where this dose fits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My son who is 2 yrs old and around 35lbs was prescribed amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 10ml twice a day does that sound accurate? Worried it might be too much?
Not really: The dosing on this and most antibiotics depends on weight AND what you are treating.If it were a UTI or bronchitis where the abx gets into the germ areas easily we can use less, if ear infection we have to use more to get in.The dosing recommended for ear infections is 80-90 mg/kg/day.This would calculate to 716 mg twice a day or 1.78 tsp. Most just round up to 2 because the extra is not a problem ...Read more
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
2 yr old takin 1-1/2 teaspoon every 12hrs of amoxicillin 400mg/5 I just gave it at 9. Can I also give him Motrin 100mg?
Hi my 20 pound child has an ear infec. Dr prescribed amoxicillin 400mg/5ml child is to take 4.5ml twice a day for seven days is this right or to much?
Dose: The dose is 90mg/kg divided into 2 doses, so this sounds correct. All the best. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 year old 52 lbs was given Amoxicillin 400mg for a sinus infection. Take 20mls daily. Shouldn't this be twice a day?
I took amoxicillin 400mg with pct & cetrizine hydrochloride. This has caused a wound on my penis glans. How do I treat this?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 78 lb daughter was prescribed 5ml of amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for Strep Throat. Is this the correct dosage?
? low dose if once: a day, if twice a day that should be fine, depends on whether it is an immediate vs the extended release form, you want to talk to your doctor / pharmacist for confirmation, best wishes ...Read more
My 30lb son (2.5 years old) was given a dosage of 7.5ml twice a day of amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for ear infection. Does this seem right?
80mg/kg: American Academy of Pediatrics has been advocating an 80 mg/kg/d dose of amoxicillin for many years now. At 400mg/5cc this comes out to 5.5 cc by mouth twice a day. The dose is a little high, even by our standard of rounding. A teaspoon and a half is 7.5 ccc. Your provider seems to have rounded this up, perhaps due to this age notoriously spitting up medicine. Ask her. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers