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Same dosage as adult of azithromycin in pneumonia for a 6 year old weight 25 kg and also add 375 mg augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 3x1 ? is there a risk of over dosage?

Same dosage as adult of azithromycin in pneumonia for a 6 year old weight 25 kg and also add 375 mg augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 3x1 ? is there a risk of over dosage?

Dose based on weight: In pediatrics, med dosing is usually based on weight. For a simple pneumonia, the Azithromycin dose for 25 kg child would be half the adult dose: 250 mg for 1 day, then by 125 mg daily for 4 more days. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) dosing would also depend on weight and the specific illness being treated. Those 2 medications act differently and don't interact--as long as each dose is appropriate, you should be ok. ...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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Can I use same dosage of azithromycin in pneumonia for a 6 year old weight 25 kg and also add 375 mg augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 3x1 ? is there a risk of over dosage?

Can I use same dosage of azithromycin in pneumonia for a 6 year old weight 25 kg and also add 375 mg augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 3x1 ? is there a risk of over dosage?

OD on antibiotics: There have been recent reports to suggest that for community acquired pneumonia, a single primary line of antibiotics such as Amoxicillin is sufficient. Azithromycin, preferred for its shorter duration has limited efficacy. Adding Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which has another chemical added to Amoxicillin, to another antibiotic is thus not generally advised, unless your doctor determines resistance or other causes ...Read more

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I have had pneumonia for a week now and am on amoxicillin. I no longer feel sick however I still have a rumble in my chest. Can I have a few drinks?

I have had pneumonia for a week now and am on amoxicillin. I no longer feel sick however I still have a rumble in my chest. Can I have a few drinks?

YouCanDriveOnGreen: It takes a long time for your lungs to clear out all the gunk that's collected from the pneumonia and that's probably what's causing that sound.Hopefully you'll be coughing all that up but if you feel stuff is still down there after 2-3 weeks,let your doctor know.And sure,you can have a few drinks...of cough medicine(if you need it) or carrot juice or green drink or a protein smoothie or green tea ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin help with walking pneumonia?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the pneumonia. A penicillin sensitive strain of s. Pneumoniae could be effectively treated with amoxicillin. You list "atypical pneumonia" which is caused by legionella, mycoplasma, chlamydophilia, q fever etc. All of which are resistant to amoxicillin. ...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?

Pneumonia : What is your daughter' weight? Was she very ill, was admitted to a hospital? This seems like a high dose for a pediatric patient. But I don't know the details. Please call her doctor & ask nicely if this dose is the proper dose for yor child's weight & codition. Good luck. I hope she gets better soon. ...Read more

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My almost 3 yr old has the start of pneumonia is on amoxil (amoxicillin) can my almost 2 yr old get it? Is pneumonia contagious

My almost 3 yr old has the start of pneumonia is on amoxil (amoxicillin) can my almost 2 yr old get it? Is pneumonia contagious

Not necessarily: but the organism causing the pneumonia may be contagious, even though it does not cause pneumonia in the sibling. Pneumonia just means that an infection has spread to the air spaces in the lungs. The same bacteria or virus could limit itself to the upper respiratory tract in another child. ...Read more

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Was prescribed leviquin 500mg 1x daily for Treatment of bronchitis/pneumonia but may have strep... Can I Take leviguin and amoxicillin 875mg 2x daily?

Was prescribed leviquin 500mg 1x daily for Treatment of bronchitis/pneumonia but may have strep... Can I Take leviguin and amoxicillin 875mg 2x daily?

Just take Levaquin (levofloxacin) : There is no need to double on the two meds. Just take the Levaquin, (levofloxacin) which will also treat the sore throat, if it's bacterial. Otherwise, the sore throat could be viral, which most are, and only time will take it away. ...Read more

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What antibiotic would be most effective for pneumonia-- amoxicillin, ampicillin, or penicillin?

Depends: Pneumonia is an infection of the tissues of the lungs, and can be caused by many different organisms, including viruses, bacteria, atypical organisms, fungi, and even parasites, among others. The antibiotic of choice will depend on the bug and its sensitivity to antibiotics (if at all). ...Read more

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Have pneumonia and was prescribed z pack but i have amoxicillin already can i take that instead of driving to fill the z pack with how weak i feel?

No: amoxicillin is not an effective treatment for most types of pneumonia which would effect a young and otherwise healthy person. Azithromycin is, however, considered first-line therapy for this condition unless there's a compelling reason not to use it. ...Read more

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