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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
My son is ten and weighs 130 lbs. He was prescribed Amoxicillin 400 mg/5 ml suspension. 2 1/2 teaspoons once daily. Is this the correct dosage?
No: The standard dose of Amoxicillin is 25-50 mg/kg/24 hours divided into three (every 8 hours) or 2 (every 12 hours) doses per day. Your child is getting 1000 mg once a day. He should be getting between 800 and 1600 mg per dose twice a day. Perhaps the physician meant to write for 1, 000 mg twice a day and the RX was mistyped. ...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 based on weight regarding antibiotics it is best to check with the prescribing pediatrician since they may not be following those numbers strictly depending upon the situation & severity of infection being treated. It may be an error to simply follow a number based on weight unless you know that you're in step with the doctor's plans. ...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
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 fine: These liquid preparations are usually good for about a week if left at air conditioned room temperature, 10-14 days in the fridge but can go bad if left out for a day or so in a hot vehicle. If you refrigerate it now it should be effective. ...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
See below: It would be safe but probably mostly inactive and ineffective. ...Read more
My 18 mon old baby taking amoxicillin suspension but having diarrhea pooping little bit every hour plus swollen eyes n cold hands n feet plz help? Doc
More info: I would need more information to help you in more detail. The diarrhea is a common side effect of Amoxicillin, be sure she drink fluids and you can give her yoghurt or a probiotic. Now, if the eye swelling started after starting the Amoxicillin it might be an allergic reaction and I would recommend going to an urgent care. Also, take her temperature. Was she having fevers before? ...Read more
My 18 mon old taking amoxicillin suspension for ear infection but having diarrhea poop little bit every hr + swollen eyes now no fever before had feve?
How bad are eyes?: The diarrhea is normal from the Amoxicillin, you can give him yoghurt or a probiotic and that can help a little. Use diaper cream also to prevent diaper rash. For the eye swelling I would suggest a consult through video to see the eyes, it could be an allergic reaction to the amoxicllin and/or would need to be seen in the ED right away. ...Read more
Amoxicillin dosing: That is a question for the doctor who prescribed the Amoxicillin for you. You should not be taking old medicine or someone else's medicine. The dose would vary according to what you are being treated for and there are sometimes other factors to take into account, as well. ...Read more
WHY ARE YOU ASKING:
If you are allergic to a medication sure. I keep wondering why there are all these questions about dying from antibiotics. Hopefully your dr knows to write appropiate instructions on the rx. If you have trouble undersatnding, tell your dr.
If you're wondering aboutgetting high on antibiotics - it's pretty silly. ...Read more
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