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My Four Year Old Throws Up After Each Dose Of Amoxycillin
4 year old boy w/ croup, treated w/ prednisolone & amoxicillin. No seal cough, but dry constant cough what can I do? Started with high fever 4 days ago, then 2 days ago with "barking seal cough" after 3 doses of prednisolone & amoxicillian, he now has a
Depends: The doseis generally dependent on weight at this age but typically it would be between 125-250 mg three or four times daily. ...Read more
My 4 year old son weighs 39lbs and was dx with an ear infection. Amoxicillin dose is 400mg/5ml 9ml twice daily.... Does that dose seem high?
My 4 year old weighs 45 lbs and is on the 250 concentration of amoxicillin 5ml 2 x a day is this enough?
Depends: The dosing depends both on their weight and the issue being treated. Lung and urine related illnesses have a great blood supply and the medicine reaches the area easily, so less is given than for an ear infection that may need a higher dose. If you will put what you are treating in your questions we can be more specific. ...Read more
My 4 year old son was prescribed amoxicillin twice a day I gave 1st one at 11 am can I give him next one at 9 pm before bed?
Probably.: I think every 12 hours is optimal but if cannot, better to be an hour or 2 off then to skip doses. ...Read more
My 4 year old son was diagnosed with balanitis and is on amoxicillin 250. Can he continue his swimming lessons?
Balanitis: Most pediatric balanitis occurs in uncircumcised males. Oral antibiotics have never been my preference for this condition in children. If he is a swimmer, there is a reasonable likelihood that the imflammation of the glans is fungal. I would recommend alternating anti fungal cream with antibacterial cream for 7-10 days. Your pharmacist should be able to assist you. Swimming should be fine. ...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
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
My 4 year old has strep throat and has been on amoxicillin for 6 days. Today she has a very sniffly nose, is it safe to give her children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe to give antihistamine.I prefer Laratidine syrup as it is once a day and not or Cetrizin as these are over the counter and have to be given only once a day, Loratidine is non sedating and Cetrizine may be slightly sedating as compared to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ...Read more
What is the dose of amoxicillin in tonsillitis and how frequent should I take 500mg dose per day and for how much days (i am 23 year old man)?
Yes: If used as directed & there was excess = that sounds fine. ...Read more
Our doctor prescribed our 2 year old amoxicillin to be taken every 12 hours. First dose was at 11 am. Is it ok to give second dose at 8 pm before bed?
Amoxicillin: Yes and give next dose at 8am then do every 12hours. ...Read more
One year old daughter has cold like symptoms and fever of 102. Just completed 10 day dose of amoxicillin for UTI 2 days ago.
My 32 pound 3 year old was prescribed 400mg/5ml amoxicillin for ear infection/pneumonia. His dose is 7.5ml twice a day for 10 days. Is this high?
No: It is confusing. Meds are prescribed based on weight and target germ. The recommended range for a kid that age & ear infection is 80-90 mg/kg (32lb=14.5kg)~1200=1300mg/d divided in 2 doses. This is right in the recommended range. Ear mucus is hard to penetrate & the primary germ is somewhat resistant to any antibiotic. ...Read more
Told by a doctor antibiotics in the fridge last for 1 year. I took 1 dose of 1 yr old expired amoxicillin liquid and then was told by a pharmacist that the Dr was wrong. I have thrown the rest of the amoxicillin out, but I am concerned. Will I be ok?
Hurt = no: Once water is added. The liquid forms of antibiotics retain potency for 10-14 days in the fridge. After that point they deteriorate to basic proteins & debris. It would have no real potency after a year but the effect on you would be no worse than a bit of sour milk. ...Read more
My 56lb eight year old son was prescribed 12.5ml twice a day of amoxicillin. It is 400mg/5ml. Does this sound to high dose for ear infection?
ITS FINE: Confusing isn't it. The dosing for this med is based on both patient weight and what you are treating. For some respiratory or urinary infections a smaller dose of 50mg/kg/d would be expected. For an otitis media, 80-90mg/kg/d is considered proper. Your dosage is appropriate for the diagnosis. The primary reasons for the difference is the difficulty getting the med into the space/germ resistance. ...Read more
My 14 year old son has had strep throat for 7 days now. He is still running a 100+ fever every now and then. He has been on amoxicillin for four days?
Re exam: With adequately treated strep, fever should be resolved by day 4. Have him seen again if he wakes with a fever tomorrow. How was strep diagnosed? By rapid test? By culture? How is his pain? Is he having any drooling or trouble swallowing? Asymmetry of tonsils? Persistent infection can hide various places. Also, if no cx or testing done, several viruses may be culprit, mononucleosis among them ...Read more
6 year old boy with white on his tonsils, very high fever for 3 days. Used three doses of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 600, 6 ml and still there is fever. Help?
Follow-up: There are many causes of exudative pharyngitis (sort throat, white spots on tonsils). One common cause is strep throat. If this were strep throat, your son should be better. Several viruses that can also cause exudative pharyngitis. Occasionally, pharyngitis may be associated with an abscess that may not be effectively treated with oral antibiotics. You should call your doctor for follow-up. ...Read more
My 74 year old father started on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg dose today to treat a severe sinus infection. He threw up one hour later. Should he continue the med?
Try one more dose: Some people cannot tolerate certain antibiotics. If he is unable to keep down his second dose, the prescribing clinician needs to be informed immediately so he/ she can decide what to do. If he can't keep it down, it is not treating his infection. ...Read more
Is 550 mg Amoxicillin every 12 hours for 22kg about 5 years old boy adequate dose for moderate ear infection?
Pretty standard: The dose of 30-50 mg/kg/d is considered standard for otitis unless resistant pneumococcus is suspected. Resistance can require doses of 80-90 mg/kg/d. Your listed dose is at 50mg/kg which will work in most. In small infants I often use the higher dose. ...Read more
Not age based: The dose is not based on age, but on weight and condition being treated. Some conditions require a small dose of just 25mg/kg of body weight, while others require 90mg/kg of body weight. You should not be self dosing a 5 year old. That's what your pediatrician is for - their expertise determines what dose your child needs for their specific condition and body weight. ...Read more
Just gave my 7 year old son 15 ml of amoxicillin by mistake. Any issues or concerns I should have. I feel horrible?
Probably ok!!!: Repost your question with your child's weight and the strength of the medication ...Read more
My 3 year old son is 32pounds and was given amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 100ml to take 5ml twice a day for strep. Take all&finish. Isn't the dosage too much
No, that dose is: Fine. There is a dosing range depending on the child's weight, which is 40-80 mg/kg/day. He is 14.5 kg, so this dose is 55mg/kg/day, which is perfectly fine. ...Read more
Depends on kid: I have had kids as young as 2 take pills. I doubt if this would be the proper dose for any 4 yo for most conditions. If you are using left over meds from some other kid/condition you may be doing more harm than good. ...Read more
Amoxicillen: One dose of expired amoxicillen willnot harm your daughter ...Read more
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