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What is the proper dosage of 250mg/5ml amoxicillin for a 50lb child for strep throat?

What is the proper dosage of 250mg/5ml amoxicillin for a 50lb child for strep throat?

Dosing: Why are you asking? If there are concerns speak with the pharmacist or the prescribing doctor ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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What would be the dosage of amoxicillin for a five month old who weighs 14 pounds and has strep throat?

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

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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?

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

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Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How many mg of amoxicillin per dose for a 4 year old for strep throat?

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

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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?

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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How do I know that amoxicillin worked to cure my strep throat ?

How do I know that amoxicillin worked to cure my strep throat
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Strep throat: Resolution of strep throat usually comes with resolution of symptoms. So the fever (if present ) goes away, the pain also goes away. If either are persistent, see your healthcare provider. ...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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more