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Amoxicillin Pneumonia 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
10 yr. Old, right upper lobe pneumonia, no response to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) so dosage increased & addition of zithromax. How long until fever and cough subside?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Was prescribed leviquin 500mg 1x daily for Treatment of bronchitis/pneumonia but may have strep... Can I Take leviguin and amoxicillin 875mg 2x daily?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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