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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 more
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?
My 32 pound 3 year old was prescribed 400mg/5ml amoxicillin for ear infection/pneumonia. His dose is 7.5ml twice a day for 10 days. Is this high?
No: It is confusing. Meds are prescribed based on weight and target germ. The recommended range for a kid that age & ear infection is 80-90 mg/kg (32lb=14.5kg)~1200=1300mg/d divided in 2 doses. This is right in the recommended range. Ear mucus is hard to penetrate & the primary germ is somewhat resistant to any antibiotic. ...Read more
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
Probably not: Walking pneumonia is not an actual clinical term. It generally means someone who has an infection in the lungs that is not severe enough to leave them bedridden during their illness. Many cases of pneumonia are caused by viruses, which do not respond to any antibiotics. Antibiotics for bacterial pneumonias depend on where patient contracted it, age, severity, etc. Amox is not a recommended tx. ...Read more
I have been on amoxicillin for 5 days because of pneumonia. Shouldn't the fever and congestion gone?
Pneumonia: Usually, but not always, the symptoms would have begun turning around by now. Certainly, if they are not improving with in the next day or two, you should get back with the Doctor Who prescribed you the antibiotics in the first place, to be rechecked. If you are getting worse, see them immediately or go to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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 more
My doctor prescribed amoxicillin for walking pneumonia. The coughing went away on its own but still having chest pain. Should I take the medicine?
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?
My child had been diagnosed with pneumonia a week ago. She is taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 3 days now. Today saw rash on her chest, would could it be?
Hello Jonathan I would like to know if I could take benadryl night time while on amoxicillin, I have had pneumonia two moths ago and now I have the same symptoms I went to my family doctor and all he did was give me amoxicillinan, so far it hasn't do
Mgt: Most respiratory illness, including bronchitis infections are caused by viruses. Since you were treated for a bacterial illness, there should be diminished fever and improvement during the next week. Watch for any signs of fever, chills, thick sputum and if these occur please notify your PCP. A chest radiograph can be performed at that time if needed. A virtual appt to discuss online advised. ...Read more
How appropriate is a regimen of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and azithro for rx of nosocomial pneumonia in elderly male not responding to moxifloxacin?
Not- if right dx: I would first step back and ask how the diagnosis of nosocomial pneumoina was made? There is specific criteria for the diagnosis since it implies the presence of multidrug-resisistant bacteria, for which amoxicillin-clavulanate and azithro is less effective. The combination stated seems more appropriate for coverage of community acquired/aspiration/atypical pneumonia ...Read more
Amoxicillin 400mg BID for 10 days for pneumonia and ear infection. In my 5yo. Does that sound about right? Pneumonia shouldn't get worse right?
There are many different types of pneumonia. If the pneumonia is caused by common bacterial organisms, your child should begin to improve during the course of the antibiotics.
If there is prolonged cough, fever, chest pain or other symptoms, please see your PCP. If there is a pattern of recurrent ear/sinus and lung infections, an immune workup can be ordered by Healthtap by virtual appointment. ...Read more
10 yr. Old diagnosed w/upper right lobe pneumonia monday, fever since thursday, now wednesday, no break in fever after 3 days on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Next step?
Check with Ur Doc: I would want to have a followup visit with such a patient. In the morning. Another exam, possibly a repeat of the xrays. Any change of plans/meds should be based on more data. Minor xray changes would be expected and a simple change in meds might be needed. However, xrays could reveal formation of worrisome cysts or effusions that might require hospital care. ...Read more
10 yr. Old with upper right lobe pneumonia, on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 3 days, no break to high fever. I am very frightened. What should I do?
See your doctor: After 3 days of antibiotics, the child should be getting better. Maybe it's resistant to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (maybe time to switch to another antibiotic, like zithromax), maybe there's something else in the chest (may need a repeat chest xray), maybe it's viral (other tests can help determine that), but no matter what, this is not the expected course, and the child should be seen by the physician again. ...Read more
Just finished Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 4 strep, now diagnosed w bronchitis/possible early pneumonia given a zpack, steroid pack. Worried bout takin new anti so soon?
Don't be: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a bit overkill for Strep. I't's almost always responsive to Zpack and regular 'cillins. Perhaps, if you got pneumonia soon after finishing Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), your doctor was concerned about resistance to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Zpack and its cousins are recommended for community-acquired pneumonia, some of which are resistant to penicillin. Hope u get well soon. ...Read more
6yo was diagnosed in the ER with pneumonia on Sun night, has been on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) since Mon afternoon. Thurs he still has a fever, no appetite, and bad cough. At what point should I take him back to see his doctor?
Now will be a good: Time. Your son has been on antibiotics for more than 48 hours and appears to be getting worse. His doctor will likely want to re assess his plan of care. Continue the recommended care though until he is seen for follow up. ...Read more
10 yr old, right upper lobe pneumonia, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and zithromax eradicated fever, child very tired, likely from meds. Any more side effects?
I'm on Amoxicillin for 'walking pneumonia' & sinus infect. After 10 days, still have bad headache, sore throat, & sporadic cough. Do I go back to Dr?
I would: You've been patient. It's possible that there is something else that needs attention and relief. Pay attention to your life-style too. Are you drinking enough water, eating healthy, getting good rest? Not smoking or taking too much alcohol is helpful. Symptoms can become chronic and you're wise to keep that from happening if you can. Best! ...Read more
7 year old on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for pneumonia and ear infection. Belly wasn't full enough, she got queasy and threw up 1 hour 20 min later. Did it absorb?
It is not worth debating over.
There are several doses of the drug. Hence next regular dose can be given with food.
Do not have to double up the dose. ...Read more
Finshd augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 9/20 for sinus infec. Since 9/19 Runny nose w. DRY wheezing cough & Tickley throat could it b anoth infect or pneumonia? No fever thx
When a child grows resistent (esbl kleb o) regularly in their lungs/trach, would high-dose amoxicillan be effective against a pneumonia (no c&s)?
Is it ok to take amoxicllin and zpak at the same time? I've been taking amoxicllin for 5 days for a sinus infection but might have walking pneumonia.
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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