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Doctor insights on: Infant Amoxicillin Refrigeration

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Can amoxicillin cause diarherra in infants? Why and how? My 11 mo old has already finished her 10 days. Do i still need to consult with her pediatric?

Can amoxicillin cause diarherra in infants? Why and how? My 11 mo old has already finished her 10 days. Do i still need to consult with her pediatric?

Amox and diarrhea: Amoxicillin, especially the high dose Amoxicillin we often use, frequently causes diarrhea. It throws off the balance of the normal bacteria in the intestines leading to diarrhea. It usually resolves quickly after you stop the medication. Yogurt with active cultures can be helpful in decreasing the diarrhea. Don't forget diaper cream to prevent/treat rash! ...Read more

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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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Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Not common: Under a year of age , but can happen. Should have a strep test to confirm. The doctor will calculate the dose based on weight(@ 40mg/kg. ...Read more

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How to tell if baby's allergic to amoxicillin?

How to tell if baby's allergic to amoxicillin?

Amoxicillin reaction: The usual findings of an antibiotic allergy including Amoxicillin are typically rash such as hives or swelling. More severe symptoms can include vomiting/diarrhea, wheezing or anaphylaxis. The symptoms can start at the end of the first course within hours or a couple of days after having tolerated Amoxicillin in the past or even several days after the course of antibiotics has ended. ...Read more

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Can I still use amoxicillin for my 19 month baby the discard date says July 5, 16?

Can I still use amoxicillin for my 19 month baby the discard date says July 5, 16?

Amoxicillin: This is likely a suspension? If it has been cared for properly and refrigerated, it is likely still effective. I'm not sure why you are starting it again? Discuss with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to take amoxicillin without fussing?

How can I get my baby to take amoxicillin without fussing?

Give it in a nipple: Babies 2-12 months old are sometimes prescribed oral antibiotics (examples: amoxil, (amoxicillin) keflex, zithromax). One can "feed" the antibiotic to a baby by putting a nipple in the baby's mouth and dropping the medicine into the nipple. Another way is to mix the antibiotic with a few teaspoons of breastmilk or formula, and then give it in a nipple the same way. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed 125mg/5ml amoxicillin for 16.8lb baby. 5ml three times daily. Is this the right dosage for her?

Maybe,maybe not : The dose for an infection will vary with the age of the patient and the illness being treated. If the kid is over 3 months of age and this is for a urinary tract or respiratory infection it is pretty standard. If over 3 months and for an ear infection, it is at the low end of the dosing range but might work. ...Read more

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Do I need to wake my baby up for her Amoxicillin? She went to bed earlier tonight. On day 5 of antibiotics.

Do I need to wake my baby up for her Amoxicillin? She went to bed earlier tonight. On day 5 of antibiotics.

Amoxicillin: You do not indicate why your baby is receiving antibiotics, but after 5 days I would suspect that missing one dose is not likely to be seriously detrimental. This depends on her age, her symptoms, whether she is feeding and acting normally when awake, whether she has fever. These are best addressed by her pediatrician. ...Read more

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I was allergic to penicillin as a baby. Now I am 34. Is it likely that if I take amoxicillin I could have a reaction?

I was allergic to penicillin as a baby. Now I am 34. Is it likely that if I take amoxicillin I could have a reaction?

Yes: Amoxicillin is a form of penicillin and does carry the risk of an allergic (immediate hypersensitivity )reaction if that is indeed what you had. Unfortunately the actual symptoms of drug reactions are typically poorly documented. The good news : Penicillin allergy tends to fade with time so there is an excellent chance that you are no longer allergic. A penicillin skin test can determine this ...Read more

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My baby is 20 lbs and doctor prescribed amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 1tsp or 5 ml twice a day. Is that correct?

My baby is 20 lbs and doctor prescribed amoxicillin 400mg/5ml  1tsp or 5 ml twice a day. Is that correct?

Yes..: That is correct for her weight. Usually sounds like a high dose but for some conditions it is necessary to use the maximum dose which is 90 mg/kg and if divided by two this would be the recommended dose. ...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