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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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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?

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

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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 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

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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?

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

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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?

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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We forgot to refrigerate augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suspension for a the first 16 hours for a 4 year old. Ok to use?

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

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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?

Unlikely: At the most, some of these kids will develop vomiting and or diarrhea, which is occasionally seen with normal doses of the drug. It is not toxic like an overdose of a pain med might be. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

.: Yes. Probiotics are good with antibiotics. Could prevent diarrhoea caused by antibiotic. You could even try regular white yoghurt (flavor it at home). Try not to get the preflavored yoghurt from market. ...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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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

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

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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

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Does amoxicillin go bad?

Does amoxicillin go bad?

Yes: All drugs eventually go bad. All drugs have an expiration date on the bottle. The drug is not necessarily inactive after this expiration date but has only been tested by the manufacturer to be active for that length of time. ...Read more

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Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is the generic name. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the brand name. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin have a taste?

Yes: Yes, but it depends upon which brand is being used. Usually not bad one, with 'bubble gum' flavor being common in my area. ...Read more

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Can levaqin be taken with/amoxicillin?

Can levaqin be taken with/amoxicillin?

Yes: Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Amoxicillin can be taken at the same time if indicated by the type of infection and the bacteria involved. ...Read more

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Can you take amoxicillin by snorting it?

Can you take amoxicillin by snorting it?

Not efficacious: Needs complete absorption to the blood for systemic effects. The bioavailability will be less and not recommended. ...Read more

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What amount of amoxicillin should I take?

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

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Can you die of an overdose of amoxicillin?

Can you die of an overdose of amoxicillin?

Unlikely: Not particularly toxic, if at all when taken orally. Overdoses may increase risk of secondary fungal overgrowth or antibiotic induced diarrhea but no common fatalities except to allergic reactions, which are not dose dependent. ...Read more

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Can you die from a overdose of amoxicillin?

Can you die from a overdose of amoxicillin?

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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What are good alternatives for amoxicillin?

Many: There are many other medications that can help. Consult your health care provider for other options for your particular condition. ...Read more

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Should amoxicillin be dosed 2 or 3 times daily?

Depends: You want to maintain a therapeutic level of antibiotic in the blood so it is normally taken every 6 hours. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more