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Infant Amoxicillin Refrigeration
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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