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Amoxicillin Suspension Expiration
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
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's based on weight regarding anabiotic's it is best to check with the pediatrician prescribed the medication since they may not be following those numbers strictly depending upon the situation and severity of infection being treated. It may be an error to simply produce a number based on weight without knowing more clinical information. ...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
Son is 7 months, has left ear infection, and prescribed Amoxicillin 400mg/5ml suspension- directions state give 4ml twice a day for 10 days. Too much?
Pretty standard: The dosing is up to 80-90 mg/kg/day to cover for resistant pneumococcus.This dose would be expected for a kid weighing 15-16 lb. ...Read more
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
See below: It would be safe but probably mostly inactive and ineffective. ...Read more
Dose for strep: You can give him roughly 25 mg/kg per dose, twice daily dosing for 10 days. If you have the 400 mg/5 ml suspension of amoxicillin, you could give him 6 ml (=480 mg) twice daily for 10 days. Make sure to give him the full 10 day course even if he is feeling well after a couple of days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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