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Amoxicillin Elixir Dosage
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
Yes.: There should not be a problem or interaction. ...Read more
Varies: The dose of Amoxil (amoxicillin) depends on the infection being treated. For most things it is ~45mg/kg divided twice a day. So your child would receive probably the 250mg/tsp formulation with instructions to give it twice a day (note: amount given doesn't have to be precisely what is calculated, so long as it is close). For ear infections the dose is higher, usually 80-90mg/kg divided twice a day. ...Read more
My 52lb son was given a dosage of 8mls twice a day of amoxicillin (400/5ml) for strep, Does this seem rigth? Because he not get well.
Take amoxicillin 500mg 3times a day. I usually take at 9am 3 pm and 9pm. I missed 9pm dose, woke up at 3.30am and took. Continue normal sched. Dosage?
Yes: Yes. Generally if you miss a dose, you take it as soon as you remember unless it’s almost time to take your next dose, then you would skip the missed dose. ...Read more
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?!
Doses of amoxicillin: It depends on what they were treated for as some time a different dose is required or a range of dose may work ...Read more
Dr prescribed 125mg/5ml amoxicillin for 16.8lb baby. 5ml three times daily. Is this the right dosage for her?
Maybe, maybe not: The dose for an infection will vary with the age of the patient and the illness being treated. If the kid is over 3 months of age and this is for a urinary tract or respiratory infection it is pretty standard. If over 3 months and for an ear infection, it is at the low end of the dosing range but might work. ...Read more
Depends!: Correct Amoxicillin dose for any infection depends upon sensitivity of bacteria causing infection. If bacteria is resistant to Amoxicillin or similar antibiotic, then it's a poor choice & won't work. That's why it's important to sent urine for c&s (culture & sensitivity). Btw, antibiotics like Amoxicillin only work against bacteria but not against virus which cause most common colds & sort throats. ...Read more
My 9 yr old weighs 51 pounds, and was prescribed 500 mg of amoxicillin twice a day. Is this a safe dosage?
Yes: For most indications, and please continue the whole prescribed duration, wish yourself and your son wellness ...Read more
My daughter is on amoxicillin 9mL twice a day. She is 3 1/2 years old. How much time should there be between dosages?
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
Do exactly 12 hours have to pass between admin of Amoxicillin? Got her first dosage now but want to create routine for daycare days (6am 6pm)
NO: The absorption and distribution of this antibiotic from the intestines is spread out over several hours and you have flexibility to move doses up or back to accommodate such needs. Exact timing is more important in a hospital setting with moderate to severe infections where the meds are usually given IV, at times that maximize med availability.. ...Read more
My son is ten and weighs 130 lbs. He was prescribed Amoxicillin 400 mg/5 ml suspension. 2 1/2 teaspoons once daily. Is this the correct dosage?
No: The standard dose of Amoxicillin is 25-50 mg/kg/24 hours divided into three (every 8 hours) or 2 (every 12 hours) doses per day. Your child is getting 1000 mg once a day. He should be getting between 800 and 1600 mg per dose twice a day. Perhaps the physician meant to write for 1, 000 mg twice a day and the RX was mistyped. ...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 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 nice is 3 years old was given dosage of amoxicillin 400 mg 5ml 10.7 ml every 12 hours, but another dr told me 7ml every 8 hours. Wich one is?
My son ingested his sister's antibiotics and he is supposed to start his amoxicillin dosage yesterday but I didn't give it to him cause he took his si?
Dosage: She gets a teaspoon twice a day of amoxicillen 200 mg per tsp. ...Read more
What would be the correct dosage of amoxicillin for a 9 month 19.6lb infant with UTI? Amoxicillian is 400mg/5mL
It depends: It depends upon the mg/kg dose calculated by the physician. Dosage can be between 45 mg/kg (2.5 ml twice a day) to 90 mg/ kg (5.0 ml twice a day) ...Read more
I just started amoxicillin today the dosage is one 500mg tablet 3x a day. Can I use monistat 3 while I'm on it?
Yes: You may use the two medications together. ...Read more
What is the typical dosage for a 5 y/o 40 lb child needing amoxicillin as premedication for dental appointment?
What's the correct dosage for amoxicillin and how much a day for my 3 1/2 year old. Weighing 37 pounds. She has strep.
Rx'd by physician?: Was the strep throat formally diagnosed by a physician? Strep should be diagnosed by a physician via a rapid test or culture, you don't want to treat with antibiotics for a viral pharyngitis. The physician would have prescribed the amoxicillin in the dosage that is correct. As a general rule, it is 40 mg/kg per day divided into 2-3 doses for a strep infection. Amount depends on concentration. ...Read more
I was wondering if I was given the right dosage for amoxicillin for a 6 year old weighing 22kg. 250MG/5ML SUSP. 17.5 ml twice a day?
Right dose: Which is 80-90 mg/kg/day for most indications, so with the concentration given would come up to the preschool volume and frequency. Make sure you finish all the prescribed duration, best wishes ...Read more