Can I use same dosage of azithromycin in pneumonia for a 6 year old weight 25 kg and also add 375 mg augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 3x1? is there a risk of over dosage?
OD on antibiotics. There have been recent reports to suggest that for community acquired pneumonia, a single primary line of antibiotics such as Amoxicillin is sufficient. Azithromycin, preferred for its shorter duration has limited efficacy. Adding Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which has another chemical added to Amoxicillin, to another antibiotic is thus not generally advised, unless your doctor determines resistance or other causes.
Same dosage as adult of azithromycin in pneumonia for a 6 year old weight 25 kg and also add 375 mg augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 3x1? is there a risk of over dosage?
Dose based on weight. In pediatrics, med dosing is usually based on weight. For a simple pneumonia, the Azithromycin dose for 25 kg child would be half the adult dose: 250 mg for 1 day, then by 125 mg daily for 4 more days. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) dosing would also depend on weight and the specific illness being treated. Those 2 medications act differently and don't interact--as long as each dose is appropriate, you should be ok. . Read more...