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My daughter was prescribed 600 mg AMOX-Clav.. she weighs 40lbs and is 4yrs old. Is that too much? And what suggestions can be given to prevent vomiting?

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Slarosa22

Asked by Slarosa22 at 8:47 AM on Jul. 9, 2013 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Ask the prescribing doctor or the pharmacist. There is a prescription for anti vomiting medication. While you are on the phone with her doctor ask him what you should do for it. The dosage sounds about right. How much does she take and how often?
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:53 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • Ok! Thanks...She is supposed to 6.5 ml every 12hrs....
    Slarosa22

    Comment by Slarosa22 (original poster) at 8:57 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • Yeah I looked it up the 600mg suspension is good for children 3 months and older. The key is in how much they are given and how often. It sounds right, but if you are still in doubt double check with the pharmacist or doctor. Hope she feels better soon. Watch for signs of a yeast infection though. Antibiotics have a bad habit of causing yeast infections in girls.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:03 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • Thank you so much...I'm going to incorporate cranberry juice so it can balance everything out.
    Slarosa22

    Comment by Slarosa22 (original poster) at 9:09 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • Incorporate yogurt if you can. Cranberry juice is for Urinary tract infections which the amox would also knock out. Yogurt with "live and active cultures" on the label is good. You want a probiotic which your pharmacist can also recommend. If she does get a yeast infection you can use Monistat OTC or get a Nystatin script from her doctor.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:20 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • Thanks! I really appreciate it !
    Slarosa22

    Comment by Slarosa22 (original poster) at 12:37 PM on Jul. 9, 2013

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