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Amoxicillin 400mg 5ml
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
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
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 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