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Can amoxicillin cause diarherra in infants? Why and how? My 11 mo old has already finished her 10 days. Do i still need to consult with her pediatric?

Can amoxicillin cause diarherra in infants? Why and how? My 11 mo old has already finished her 10 days. Do i still need to consult with her pediatric?

Amox and diarrhea: Amoxicillin, especially the high dose Amoxicillin we often use, frequently causes diarrhea. It throws off the balance of the normal bacteria in the intestines leading to diarrhea. It usually resolves quickly after you stop the medication. Yogurt with active cultures can be helpful in decreasing the diarrhea. Don't forget diaper cream to prevent/treat rash! ...Read more

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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 dosage for amoxicillin to treat UTI in adults?

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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My 9 yr old weighs 51 pounds, and was prescribed 500 mg of amoxicillin twice a day. Is this a safe dosage?

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?

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 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 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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