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Amoxicillin Oral Suspension Dosage For Children
Kids vs adult dosing: For many medications, children's doses are weight based. At some point when you want to be considered an adult, typically 120# or more, everyone gets same dose regardless of weight. Instead, dose depends upon rationale as well as your individual response. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/dosage/amoxicillin.html for various regimens. Better yet, discuss this w/your prescribing doc or dispensing pharm ...Read more
What is the correct ml dosage of ic amoxicillin 250mg/5ml suspension for a 3yr old that weighs 29lbs?
Check with doctor: Though there are standard dosages for infants and children based on weight regarding antibiotics it is best to check with the prescribing pediatrician since they may not be following those numbers strictly depending upon the situation & severity of infection being treated. It may be an error to simply follow a number based on weight unless you know that you're in step with the doctor's plans. ...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
What can be done if a 2 year old drinks well over half a bottle 250 mg / 5 ml amoxicillin for oral suspension that was prescribe a 6 month old baby?
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
My 8 year old daughter was prescribed 12.6 ML twice a day of amoxicillin 400MG / 5 ML suspension twice a day for pneumonia. Is this right?
Hard to say: The drug dose is based both on weight & problem. Without her weight it's hard to make specific recommendations. The estimated 55 lb 8 yo would get 80mg/kg/d with that schedule which is okay for a presumed pneumococcal pneumonia. You might be able to get by with less, but that germ has become more resistant over the past 2 decades. ...Read more
Is it appropriate to give paracetamol syrup and Amoxicillin suspension for my 4 year old son who has earache and cries a lot?
Usually: If the kid is not allergic to either med it is quite the norm to give them both during such an illness. ...Read more
We forgot to refrigerate augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suspension for a the first 16 hours for a 4 year old. Ok to use?
Should be fine: These liquid preparations are usually good for about a week if left at air conditioned room temperature, 10-14 days in the fridge but can go bad if left out for a day or so in a hot vehicle. If you refrigerate it now it should be effective. ...Read more
3 year old took a big swig of his augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suspension while I was preparing his medicine cup. Could this possibly cause any serious issue?
Son is 7 months, has left ear infection, and prescribed Amoxicillin 400mg/5ml suspension- directions state give 4ml twice a day for 10 days. Too much?
Pretty standard: The dosing is up to 80-90 mg/kg/day to cover for resistant pneumococcus. This dose would be expected for a kid weighing 15-16 lb. ...Read more
Are probiotics okay to give an 18 mo old? Suffering trying to give augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suspension, forcing it with hershey syrup but he's not eating
Polymyxin b sulfate 4x/day/1week for 6mo with conjunctivitis. I can barely get one dose. Will oral amoxicillin help anyway? Taking that for otitisme
Ocular meds: Four times a day IS difficult to manage for many people, but the eye drop will treat the infection much faster than an oral medication. If resistance is the issue, try administering the dose to the corner of the eye while baby is sleeping flat, then gently open the eye and allow it to drain in. ...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
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
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
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
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 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?
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