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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
Is it appropriate to give paracetamol syrup and Amoxicillin suspension for my 4 year old son who has earache and cries a lot?
Usually: If the kid is not allergic to either med it is quite the norm to give them both during such an illness. ...Read more
What can be done if a 2 year old drinks well over half a bottle 250 mg / 5 ml amoxicillin for oral suspension that was prescribe a 6 month old baby?
We forgot to refrigerate augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suspension for a the first 16 hours for a 4 year old. Ok to use?
Should be OK: It happens frequently and no one reports problems. Just do best to keep refrigerated. ...Read more
3 year old took a big swig of his augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suspension while I was preparing his medicine cup. Could this possibly cause any serious issue?
My 30 lb daughter was given amoxicillin suspension 400mg/5ml for strep throat. Directions on bottle read 7.5ml twice daily. Does this dose seem high?
Depends: I would usually only use 5 ml twice a day unless I was worried that the sinuses or ears were in the process of becoming infected. ...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
Are probiotics okay to give an 18 mo old? Suffering trying to give augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suspension, forcing it with hershey syrup but he's not eating
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