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What is the correct dosing of zithromax for my 12 year old son who weighs 113 pounds?

What is the correct dosing of zithromax for my 12 year old son who weighs 113 pounds?

Depends: If pills: two 250-mg tablets the first day, then one 250-mg tablet on days 2 - 5 (until med is gone)

if liquid: 12.5 ml (use measured dropper) once a day for 5 days. ...Read more

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Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


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My son has a sore throat and a fever, will zithromax 250mg be ok for a 9-year old boy weighing 50 pounds?

My son has a sore throat and a fever, will zithromax 250mg be ok for a 9-year old boy weighing 50 pounds?

Maybe: But if it is a viral infection, as it most likely is, it will do no good and, remotely, some harm. Go to you md. Get a culture and a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 12 year old sister is 5'1 so how much should she weigh to be normal weight?

My 12 year old sister is 5'1 so how much should she weigh to be normal weight?

Average at 110: The average weight of a 5'1" female would be about 110. The range would include about 100-120. You can download a growth chart from the cdc site and follow her growth over time. See:www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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What should a 12 year old that is 5'2 girl weigh?

What should a 12 year old that is 5'2 girl weigh?

75th %ile: 5'2" is just above the 75th %ile for height. That corresponds to about 106 lbs of weight at the same 75th %ile.
Growth patterns may vary. Also, some people have larger or smaller frames. This answer is merely an average. ...Read more

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How much should a 5 ft 6 12 year old weigh? And how many calories should I eat a day?

How much should a 5 ft 6 12 year old weigh? And how many calories should I eat a day?

Body Mass Index: For adult healthy weight using BMI calculator a 5 ft 6 adult should weight between 112 lb and 154 lb. That is equivalent to BMI of 18.5 to 25 (healthy BMI).
Daily calories calculation is more complex. It depends on many factor: age, sex, activities level. Many website can provide you with the answer. ...Read more

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How much should a 12 year old girl weigh? What's the greatest and the least she should weigh?

How much should a 12 year old girl weigh? What's the greatest and the least she should weigh?

Need more info: Actually it depends upon her level of physical maturity and height.Thus we can not answer without that information. ...Read more

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How much does the average 12 year old male weigh?

How much does the average 12 year old male weigh?

Depends on stature: Per year 2000 cdc growth charts, the 50% for an average 12 year old male is 90 lbs (97% is 140 and 3rd% is 65 lbs). But there are many other factors to be considered like parental size, nutrition, ethnicity, etc. ...Read more

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Is it a problem for a 12 year old to weigh 72 lbs?

Is it a problem for a 12 year old to weigh 72 lbs?

Please Clarify: That is not how health or statistics are commented upon. You failed to include height as part of the question. And I can assume this is about a male? ...Read more

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What amount should a 12 year old that is 5 foot 1 1/2 weigh?

What amount should a 12 year old that is 5 foot 1 1/2 weigh?

110-116 lb: The expected weight for height can be derived from a cdc growth chart.This is available at www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts. Select a gender and age range and secure the chart. ...Read more

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What should a 12 year old child, who is 5 foot 3 inches, and a quarter inch weigh?

What should a 12 year old child, who is 5 foot 3 inches, and a quarter inch weigh?

A boy or girl?: For a height of 63.25 inches (5 ft 3.25 inch), it is at 75 per centile for a girl, and 90 per centile for a boy. Thus if it is a girl she should weigh about 120-124 lbs, and if it is a boy, he should weigh about 118-122 lbs. For your information, you can visit a website, "www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts". It is quite detailed, but you skip the first part of writing and got to the figure part. ...Read more

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My husband (not knowing I already had) gave my 4 year old son an extra dose of zithromax. Should we be concerned?

No: One extra dose is not going to cause anything except a little upset stomach at most, and more likely no adverse reaction whatsoever. Don't fret. Glad you both are concerned enough to make sure he got his dose of antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have an autistic 6 year old son and I've noticed when he takes zithromax, his autistic symptoms almost disappear. Could his autism be an infection?

I have an autistic 6 year old son and I've noticed when he takes zithromax, his autistic symptoms almost disappear. Could his autism be an infection?

Well known: It is well known that some kids with autism do well ironically when physically sick with temporary improvement in social and interpersonal relations, facial expressions and decrease in stereotype behavior. It might be coincidental that he has been on zithromax while sick. Next time ask his pediatrician to try a different antibiotic and. See what happens, . ...Read more

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Help please? How much should a twelve year old weigh?

Help please? How much should a twelve year old weigh?

Variable: This varies by height and gender. You can download a growth chart from www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts and insert whatever data you have to check this out. ...Read more

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For a bacterial chest infection, is zithromax better than erithromycin for a healthy 39 year old with no other health problems?

For a bacterial chest infection, is zithromax better than erithromycin for a healthy 39 year old with no other health problems?

Not necessarily: The main benefit of zithromax over Erythromycin would be tolerability. Erythromycin can sometimes be a little harder on the stomach or be less tolerated. Both medications will effectively treat the infection, but zithromax would be better tolerated. ...Read more

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I mixed zithromax (azithromycin) 200mg/5ml in mixed fruit juice for my 4 yrs old son. The taste became unbearably bitter. Why could it be?

Zithromax: Zithromax has a bitter after taste that cannot be masked by fruit juice as you have noticed. Can try chocolate syrup (1 teaspoon chocolate syrup to a teaspoon of medication) to mask the taste. ...Read more

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My one year old daughter had a double ear infection. Wefinished the zithromax on friday. Today, she woke up with a swollen eye and green slime coming out. Could she besuffering from pink eye?

My one year old daughter had a double ear infection. Wefinished the zithromax on friday. Today, she woke up with a swollen eye and green slime coming out. Could she besuffering from pink eye?

This could be...: This could be a few things. She may have picked up a new eye infection...Viral or bacterial. This also could be otitis-conjunctivitis...Which is an ear and eye infection at the same time and the antibiotic she was on would not have been adequate. Please contact your doctor with this and with any and all concerns you have. Thank you. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for my 8-year-old son to weigh 89 pounds?

Is it healthy for my 8-year-old son to weigh 89 pounds?

It depends on: How tall he is. If he is 4 '8 " to 4'11", it is a good weight. If he is a lot shorter than that, it may not be. You can ask his doctor what is a healthy weight based on his age and height. ...Read more

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My 12 year old daughter is 5, 1 and weighs 200 pounds how over weight is she?

My 12 year old daughter is 5, 1 and weighs 200 pounds how over weight is she?

Severely: Please get her to a good pediatrician, for her sake and that of the whole family. The teenage years are cruel enough without the girl being overweight as well. Ask the pediatrician whether there might be endocrine disease -- especially thyroid disease, cushing's or an insulinoma. Her regaining a normal weight will be a family project. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 12 year old daughter weighs 130 pounds was given a zpack for sinus, start of ear inf, I gave her the 2 starting dose. She has the shakes, feels weird?

My 12 year old daughter weighs 130 pounds was given a zpack for sinus, start of ear inf, I gave her the 2 starting dose. She has the shakes, feels weird?

Ear infection: Sounds more like complications from the ear infection and NOT an allergic reaction to the medications. I would simply watch her - make sure she has something on board for fever. I suspect as the infection clears this will as well. Good luck ...Read more

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Need help. Is 5"1 short for a 12 year old boy who weighs 90 pounds?

Need help. Is 5"1 short for a 12 year old boy who weighs 90 pounds?

Actually a bit tall: 90 pounds is about average for a 12 year old while 5'1" is at the top 25% for height.
You can download gender and age specific growth charts from the cdc site to follow this issue. See: www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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What's the correct dosage for amoxicillin and how much a day for my 3 1/2 year old. Weighing 37 pounds. She has strep.

What's the correct dosage for amoxicillin and how much a day for my 3 1/2 year old. Weighing 37 pounds. She has strep.

Rx'd by physician?: Was the strep throat formally diagnosed by a physician? Strep should be diagnosed by a physician via a rapid test or culture, you don't want to treat with antibiotics for a viral pharyngitis. The physician would have prescribed the amoxicillin in the dosage that is correct. As a general rule, it is 40 mg/kg per day divided into 2-3 doses for a strep infection. Amount depends on concentration. ...Read more

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I have a full pack of Zithromax which expired almost a year now...so it still useful?

I have a full pack of Zithromax which expired almost a year now...so it still useful?

Discard: The expired prescription should be thrown away. It is potentially degraded in efficacy and could breed resistant bacteria. Plus, without training, you would not know which infections it is appropriate for and which infections it would be detrimental to take it. Get rid of it! ...Read more

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Can I give Zithromax suspension to my son who is having cough and chest congestion?

Can I give Zithromax suspension to my son who is having cough and chest congestion?

See md: It is not good to give antibiotics if he does not have bacterial infection. It could be a viral infection. I suggest you see your pediatrician to get better idea ...Read more

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My son has fever since monday. Reached39.9c maximum. Crp level is 23mg/l.Started zithromax yesterday. Paediatrician said his ear is mildly infected.

My son has fever since monday. Reached39.9c maximum. Crp level is 23mg/l.Started zithromax yesterday. Paediatrician said his ear is mildly infected.

Persistent hi fever: Despite antibiotics could mean overlapping viral/ bacterial infection as well, wrong diagnosis or not the drug of choice for that " bacterial infection".When dealing w kids, always good to know age & weight. It helps pediatricians greatly w diagnosis, treatment, decision making & urgency of the matter! Alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) w Motrin every 4 hrs for fever and comfort. Ff up if no better in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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My son is 200 pounds. He's 12 years old. He wants to loose weight, how can he?

Run around & No Soda: The best thing for this age is as follows:
1) Join organized sports team (Soccer, football, lacrosse, basketball)
2) Remove all sugar drinks only water. Do not even bring them in the house.
3) 2% Milk only
4) No FAST FOOD at all
5) Watch the snacking, they do this often at this age especially late at night.
6) Monitor weight and celebrate success.

This middle school age is when something can be done ...Read more

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My son is twelve years old and 155 pounds. What is the ideal weight of a child at his age?

My son is twelve years old and 155 pounds. What is the ideal weight of a child at his age?

Weight: The ideal weight for his age would be also based on his height. What is his height? Growth charts are also available through the CDC that you can review for his age. ...Read more

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I have a cough 2 days now and I feel pain to my lunges my temperature is 38 to 39.2 is it correct to take an antibiotic like zithromax?

I have a cough 2 days now and I feel pain to my lunges my temperature is 38 to 39.2 is it correct to take an antibiotic like zithromax?

Not necessarily: Most coughs and respiratory problems are viral in which antibiotics don't help. However, you need a thorough history and physical to determine whether yours is indeed viral. Supportive care - fluids, humidifier in the room, lukewarm mist inhalation, Vicks chest rub applications plus over-the-counter medications such as Robitussin (guaifenesin) or Robitussin (guaifenesin)-DM are often helpful and sufficient, but better check. ...Read more