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I weight 180 lbs what the proper dose for me amoxicillin for oral suspension 400mg/5m?

I weight 180 lbs what the proper dose for me amoxicillin for oral suspension 400mg/5m?

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

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


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What is the correct ml dosage of ic amoxicillin 250mg/5ml suspension for a 3yr old that weighs 29lbs?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Not a problem: Other than some diarrhea and possibly an upset stomach, this is not going to be harmful and there is no antidote needed for an Amoxicillin overdose. They will be fine, but I wouldn't want to be the one changing diapers the next few days! ...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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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?

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

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We forgot to refrigerate augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suspension for a the first 16 hours for a 4 year old. Ok to use?

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

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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?

Unlikely: At the most, some of these kids will develop vomiting and or diarrhea, which is occasionally seen with normal doses of the drug. It is not toxic like an overdose of a pain med might be. ...Read more

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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

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

.: Yes. Probiotics are good with antibiotics. Could prevent diarrhoea caused by antibiotic. You could even try regular white yoghurt (flavor it at home). Try not to get the preflavored yoghurt from market. ...Read more

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Doses or amoxilin for a 8 years old oral suspension 400 mg?

Doses or amoxilin for a 8 years old oral suspension 400 mg?

Based on weight: The dose of the medication depends on the weight of the child as well as the condition that they are being treated for. The best thing to do would be to ask your pediatrician and check the dosing of the medication. ...Read more

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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

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

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What dosage of amoxicillin for my 23 pound 9 month old?

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

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What amount of dosage can a 13 month old take of amoxicillin?

What amount of dosage can a 13 month old take of amoxicillin?

The amt prescribed: The dosage of this antibiotic varies with the weight of the patient and the problem being treated. This is information the prescribing physician should have and would use to decide. ...Read more

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They are giving my 1 year old 1000 mg of amoxicillin a day. Is this way too high of a dosage?

They are giving my 1 year old 1000 mg of amoxicillin a day. Is this way too high of a dosage?

Maybe, maybe not: Most 1 yo weigh around 20-26 lb or 10-12 kg. The dose range for Amoxicillin is 50-90 mg/kg making this at the upper end of the dose range. Treatment for suspected resistant pneumococcus requires the upper dose range. This germ is commonin ear or sinus infections. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Strep throat: He can take high dose amoxil (amoxicillin) for his weight for 10 days. Around 750mg twice a day. That fose may be a little low but not necessarily less effective. Hope that helps ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the correct dosage for amoxicillin to treat UTI in adults?

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

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What is typical dosage of amoxicillin for tooth aches?

What is typical dosage of amoxicillin for tooth aches?

Depends: It depends of the cause of the tooth ache. If the tooth ache is due to an infection then the usual dose is 500 mg amoxil (amoxicillin). However, there are many other causes of tooth ache. See a dentist for a consultation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would the dosage be for an adult of amoxicillin 400MG/5ML SUSP 100ML?

What would the dosage be for an adult of amoxicillin 400MG/5ML SUSP 100ML?

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

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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

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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

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My daughter is on amoxicillin 9mL twice a day. She is 3 1/2 years old. How much time should there be between dosages?

Technically 12 hrs: Since it should be taken twice a day then technically every 12 hrs. However that can be difficult at times so you can aim for anywhere between 8-12 hrs apart given that amoxicillin can also be dosed 3x/day. ...Read more

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My 29lb daughter was given a dosage of 4ml twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml). Does it correct? Not overdose? Thank You.

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

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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

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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

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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

Seems high: That dose is about 1400 mg per dose which translates into 90 mg/kg per day. This is on the high end of treating resistant strep pneumo for otitis media. Definitely not appropriate dose for strep or pneumonia ...Read more

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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

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Last Saturday daughter was prescribed amoxicillin 400mb/5ml 5ml/twice daily for strep, she weighs 92 lbs, and hasn't bounced back, is dosage correct?

Yes: It takes some time for a kid to come back from any infection. Was the strep verified by test? All strep A is killed by amoxicillin. There is always the possibility a co-infection with mono or other virus can amplify the symptoms and delay response. ...Read more

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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?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is typically dosed twice daily, but has historically been dosed three times per day. The total dosage of both frequencies mentioned is essentially the same, and either would likely produce the same result. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Question truncated: Your question truncated. Question appears to be about amoxicillin dosage taken by the wrong child. As long as the meds are of the same concentration this should not be a problem. Continue amoxicillin for both siblings. ...Read more

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What is a normal dosage of amoxicillin for a 3 yr old child weighing 28 lbs?

40 mg/ pound: The dosage can vary but Amoxicillin is very safe at low and high doses. The general dose is 40 to 80 mg per kilo, usually divided 2 times per day. ...Read more

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What would be the correct dosage of amoxicillin for a 9 month 19.6lb infant with UTI? Amoxicillian is 400mg/5mL

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

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What is the typical dosage for a 5 y/o 40 lb child needing amoxicillin as premedication for dental appointment?

What is the typical dosage for a 5 y/o 40 lb child needing amoxicillin as premedication for dental appointment?

Assuming 400mg/5mL: 500mg (1.25 teaspoons) every 8 hours for 5 full days. But that's just the recommended dose. Your Dentist, in concert with your Pediatrician, the people who know your child best, may have different dosage recommendation. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more