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Amoxicillin Dosage For Strep Throat
Dosing: Why are you asking? If there are concerns speak with the pharmacist or the prescribing doctor ...Read more
What would be the dosage of amoxicillin for a five month old who weighs 14 pounds and has strep throat?
Antibiotic dose: Your pediatrician will figure that out for you based on how infected they feel your child is the current recommendation is between 40 -80 mg/kg/day. That would be 250-480 mg per day divided into 2 or 3 doses. The infection should be documented with a culture not just a throat swab good luck! if you have questions, see a peds ENT person or an ENT that sees kids. ...Read more
My 36lb. 3 1/2 year old son was prescribed amoxicillin 400mg/5ml at a dosage of 8 mls. twice a day for strep throat. I am concerned that the dosage is?
Dosage is fine: More than that can be given in other acute infections, although for a strep throat 5-6 ml /dose would suffice given your son's weight, but the extra 2-3 ml wouldn't be harmful, probably your son's doctor suspected an upper respiratory infection as well such as acute sinusitis. You may want to verify it with your doctor if you're concerned, otherwise continue till the follow up visit, good luck ...Read more
Just diagnosed with strep throat, would like to take ampicillin in lieu of amoxicillin because I already have it. What is proper dosage each day?
Had strep throat a month ago took amoxicillin, went back to doc after dosage, still had it. Got z-pac.Finished that week ago lymphnodes swollen normal?
Mononucleosis?: Have you been tested for infectious mononucleosis (mono)? Strep throat is often present at the same time. Amoxicillin always is effective aginst strep, and even without treatment, strep would clear sooner -- but mono can last a few weeks, with sore throat and lymph node inflammation. And mononucleosis is common at your age (19). Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
My daughter weighs 37 lbs and was just prescribed 400mg/5ml amoxicillin for strep throat. Her dose is 5ml twice a day. Is this correct?
Yes: That is about 50 mg/kg so it is the correct dose. ...Read more
My 30 lb daughter was given amoxicillin suspension 400mg/5ml for strep throat. Directions on bottle read 7.5ml twice daily. Does this dose seem high?
Depends: I would usually only use 5 ml twice a day unless I was worried that the sinuses or ears were in the process of becoming infected. ...Read more
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