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Can children use Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Can children use Amoxil (amoxicillin)?

Amoxil (amoxicillin): Amoxil (amoxicillin) and similar antibiotics are frequently used in children and safe when appropriately dosed according to weight. Those with penicillin allergy should avoid this medication. ...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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Toddler's daycare administered infant tylenol (acetaminophen) without my consent. Is the drug safe?

Toddler's daycare administered infant tylenol (acetaminophen) without my consent. Is the drug safe?

Yes,at proper doses: This med has been around for at lease 5 decades that I know of and is well tolerated by infants. The proper dos for size is well studied and on most produces.Like any good medicine, it is strong enough to do good, but used wrong, can do harm. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix baby formula? (Similac sensitive with Enfamil infant)

Is it safe to mix baby formula? (Similac sensitive with Enfamil infant)

Depends: Formula is not paperclips. There can be minor differences in the ingredients that babies gut may deal with differently.This can result in changes in digestive patterns, cramping,loose stools,constipation etc.while switching back and forth. That said, some kids won't notice any difference and will do well,(or poorly) on one or both. Best find one that works and stick with it. ...Read more

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How will cipro (ciprofloxacin) and sulfa antibiotics affect an unborn 1 month old baby?

How will cipro (ciprofloxacin) and sulfa antibiotics affect an unborn 1 month old baby?

Probably ok: Antibiotics are generally safe during pregnancy but we can never be sure. Best to check with your ob/gyn before taking anything. Taking care of infection is a very important consideration during pregnancy since the infection is dangerous as well. ...Read more

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Allergic to pcn since a baby. Use ees (erythromycin ethyl succinate) instead.?

Allergic to pcn since a baby. Use ees (erythromycin ethyl succinate) instead.?

Yes: Macrolide antibiotics like ees (erythromycin ethyl succinate) will be safe. But if your allergic reaction was some time ago, you may want to consider seeing an allergist for pcn testing. Skin testing is now very accurate. You may have outgrown your pcn allergy, or may have even been misdiagnosed, which happens often. ...Read more

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Clindamycin hcl capsules X2 every 6 hours for strep throat safe while breastfeeding?

Clindamycin hcl capsules X2 every 6 hours for strep throat safe while breastfeeding?

Yes , it is safe: Clindamycin is category B for pregnancy. It is not the most common medication for strep throat though. Do you have a penicillin allergy and that is why it was prescribed. generally other medications that are better tolerated are used such as amoxicillin or cefdinir. ...Read more

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Does taking Amox Clav while breastfeeding affects baby microbiome?

Does taking Amox Clav while breastfeeding affects baby microbiome?

Microbiome affected: Baby's microbiome may be affected by breastfeeding mom taking amox-clav. However amox-clav is safe to use while breastfeeding. Breastmilk is a living substance and contributes positively to baby's microbiome. ...Read more

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Can we use entamizole suspension for infant 3 months old?

Entamizole: Metronidazole. There does not seem to be a contraindication for use in a 3 month old. ...Read more

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Can HiFLORA (Probiotics)be mixed with 6 oz of baby formula (Similac Comfort in this case)?

Can  HiFLORA (Probiotics)be mixed with 6 oz of baby formula (Similac Comfort in this case)?

Yes: The possible benefit of this additive looks promising but have not been confirmed by long term study. I have no reason to believe it would interact in a negative way with the similac. ...Read more

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8month old baby diarrheal 6-7times/day for 6 days. Diarrheal after breast milk fed. Now only fed baby breast milk. No virus. Y diarrheal for so long?

8month old baby diarrheal 6-7times/day for 6 days. Diarrheal after breast milk fed. Now only fed baby breast milk. No virus. Y diarrheal for so long?

Beware of dehydratio: Initially, the most important thing to worry about is not to allow your child to get dehydrated . Watch for urine production, presence of tears and moisture of the mouth, as well as signs of decreased activity and excessive somnolence. Continue breast feeding, offer additional oral rehydration fluids. If signs of dehydration or no improvement, seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dose of IV augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for child?

Dose of IV augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for child?

See below: Generally, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is given orally. For the oral route, the dose depends on which strength it came in and the weight of the child. ...Read more

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Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Formula, Normal pasteurized Cow Milk or UHT Long Life Cow Milk?

Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Formula, Normal pasteurized Cow Milk or UHT Long Life Cow Milk?

Milk: Formula is not appropriate for a 2 year old, and unpasteurized milk increases the risk of Listeria infection. Organic whole milk gets my vote. ...Read more

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2 month old baby drinks 1.5 oz formula milk every hour. Less breast milk. At night 7 hours sleep and not fed. Is it proper? giving zincovit drops too.

2 month old baby drinks 1.5 oz formula milk every hour. Less breast milk. At night 7 hours sleep and not fed. Is it proper? giving zincovit drops too.

Overnight sleep! : Yes, a 7 hour stretch of sleep is appropriate for a 2 month old. Congratulations! On demand feeds are best while awake. Is she gaining weight well? This is the best indicator of her milk intake's adequacy. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

not for most: As one of the most successful formulas today this could not be if it were harsh on babies stomach.There are numerous reasons a baby may not tolerate a specific formula, and these are specific to the child. ...Read more

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What would be the correct dosage of amoxicillin for a 9 month 19.6lb infant with UTI? Amoxicillian is 400mg/5mL

What would be the correct dosage of amoxicillin for a 9 month 19.6lb infant with UTI?
Amoxicillian is 400mg/5mL

It depends: It depends upon the mg/kg dose calculated by the physician. Dosage can be between 45 mg/kg (2.5 ml twice a day) to 90 mg/ kg (5.0 ml twice a day) ...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