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I weight 180 lbs what the proper dose for me amoxicillin for oral suspension 400mg/5m?

I weight 180 lbs what the proper dose for me amoxicillin for oral suspension 400mg/5m?

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

Amoxicillin (Definition)

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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What is the correct ml dosage of ic amoxicillin 250mg/5ml suspension for a 3yr old that weighs 29lbs?

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 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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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?

Not a problem: Other than some diarrhea and possibly an upset stomach, this is not going to be harmful and there is no antidote needed for an Amoxicillin overdose. They will be fine, but i wouldn't want to be the one changing diapers the next few days! ...Read more

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Doses or amoxilin for a 8 years old oral suspension 400 mg?

Doses or amoxilin for  a 8 years old oral suspension 400 mg?

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

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Is amoxicillin effective after the expiration date?

Is amoxicillin effective after the expiration date?

NO: There is a reason for expiration dates, don't use expired medications.Also if you have some antibiotic left of a prior rx. You did not finished it. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin 500mg still safe a year after its expiration date?

Is amoxicillin 500mg still safe a year after its expiration date?

See below: It would be safe but probably mostly inactive and ineffective. ...Read more

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My tooth is paining me can I take amoxicillin but it expiration date is 4/28/13?

My tooth is paining me can I take amoxicillin but it expiration date is 4/28/13?

Tooth ache: The best thing for you to so is see a dentist and get your tooth treated. Taking any antibiotic without a proper diagnosis and perscription is dangerous and an expired drug will increase your chance of problems. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin 400mg should I give me son that weights 41 pounds and is 6 for strep?

How much amoxicillin 400mg should I give me son that weights 41 pounds and is 6 for strep?

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 more

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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxicillin (inn), formerly amoxycillin (ban) in some markets, and abbreviated amox, is a moderate-spectrum, bacteriolytic, β-lactam antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections ...Read more