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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 is the proper dosage of Amoxicillin for an adult with Strep throat? I'm on 500mg 2x/day is this enough?
Yes: That is enough to do the job if you take it for 10 days. It's not just the dose. If you stop too soon you take a chance you won't eradicate it completely. ...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 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 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
Not common: Under a year of age, but can happen. Should have a strep test to confirm. The doctor will calculate the dose based on weight (@ 40mg/kg. ...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?
250mg 4xday x10 days: Normal dose would be 250mg, 4 times a day, for 10 days. Be sure medication you have is not expired. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
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
Depends: The doseis generally dependent on weight at this age but typically it would be between 125-250 mg three or four times daily. ...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
Yes: Amoxicillin is a penicillin-type of medication, and works very well against strep throat infections. The doctor can calculate the correct dose and the proper amount of time to use the amoxicillin. Strep throat is contagious and quite common in the community, meaning we primary care doctors see such infections every week. ...Read more
Hi, the past three years I have had strep throat 5 times. I get prescribed Amoxicillin but am wondering if it has ever really went away?
Unlikely: The penicillin drugs are quite effective in killing strep. Five strep infections (if you actually had it confirmed) over 3 years is inconvenient but does not set you apart as special. There are about 5% or more of the population that carries strep year round without ever getting sick. You may have one in your social circle. They can pass it is easily as a sick one. ...Read more
How long does it take Amoxicillin to leave your system/ how long does it keep working if I took 500mg 2x/day for 10 days for Strep throat?
I had strep throat a week ago and I've been on amoxicillin ever since. I just recently started getting a weird taste/dry feeing throat. What could it be?
Debris: I would not be surprised if you were able to detect/taste some of the debris that sheds from the surfaces infected by the strep. Many do not but if you are sensitive enough that is possible. I would expect things to clear up gradually over the next week or two or have your doc re-evaluate you. ...Read more
Is it normal to bleed from the throat if you have strep throat? I started taking Amoxicillin since yesterday.
Son was diagnosed with strep throat. Hive amoxicillin. He weighs 25lbs. And I have to give him 500mg twice a day. Too much?
Yes, it is:
It is not prudent to treat your own son unless you are a physician. If you have the results that are positive for strep, at least call or visit your pediatrician.
Good luck. ...Read more
Is it possible for me to transmit strep throat to my boyfriend after being on amoxicillin for 48 hours? We kissed and I gave him oral.
How soon after starting Amoxicillin for strep throat should my throat feel better? I've taken one full day and am still in extreme pain!
At least 48 hrs.: Antibiotics are not like aspirin or Tylenol (acetaminophen). You cannot expect to get significant relief from symptoms of a bacterial infection (in this case strep pharyngitis) for at least 48 or perhaps even 72 hrs. After beginning the antibiotic. Of course, we are assuming that strep is VERIFIED & not just being given on the basis of a red throat white dots or not which often times turn out a viral infection. ...Read more
My son tested slightly +ive for strep throat Fri. He has been taking amoxicillin 3xs a day. He is still complaining of headaches. Is this normal?
Slight positive is: Positive so he does have strep and is in his third day of treatment. You would expect his symptoms to improve by the fourth or fifth day so he is still in the window for persistent discomfort. He should not, however, be worsening. If he is, return to your doctor. ...Read more
I've been on amoxicillin since Saturday for strep throat, and I've noticed that there are even more pussy patches now than when I started. What's up?
I've been on amoxicillin 875mg for 5 days for strep throat. My throat feels better, but my cough has not gotten better at all. Should I be concerned?
Had strep throat week ago took amoxicillin it went away, it came back bc I only did two day meds. After I dusted at work it back again can it be dust?
It may be local irritation but it is important to finish the course of antibiotics as prescribed by your PCP.
Stay well hydrated and rest during your recovery. ...Read more
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