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Amoxillin dose ear infection

Anonymous
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Ds is 25 lbs..14 months. He went to dr and had slight ear infection in both ears. He was prescribed 1 teaspoon 3 times a day for 10 days. 3 times a day sounds like too much. What has your LO been given for an ear infection?
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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deputygirls28
by Gold Member on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:44 PM
1 tsp 2 times a day. That does seem like a high dose. She just got done hers and I'm glad its over with. Hope yours feels better soon.
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PinkButterfly66
by Emerald Member on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Amoxicillian doesn't last very long in the body, that's why it's prescribed 3 times a day.  Are you sure the dose isn't 1 teaspoon, 3 times a day?  Call the pharmacist to be sure. 

http://www.parents.com/health/ear-infection/antibiotics-for-ear-infections/

elfling811
by Niki on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:48 PM
It is common for I to be given 3 times daily. Call your pharmacist if you are unsure.
beautisticaware
by Bronze Member on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:49 PM
All depends on the milligram per teaspoon and that really doesn't sound like too much to me. If you question the dose call your friendly pharmacist that you purchased it from.
stephiebugg
by on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:49 PM

 I'd call the pharmacy and doctor and double check it. Maybe they meant 1 tsp three times a day.

squeakersmama
by on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:51 PM
My dd (3 years old and 34 lbs) was just prescribed 1 tbls 2 times a day.
momo3fgr8tteens
by Ruby Member on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Amoxicillin is dosed to be taken several times a day because it often leads to stomach upsets in a more concentrated dose, therefore the doses are spread out throughout the day to alleviate stomach issues. 

arimaur
by Silver Member on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:52 PM
same weight as my ds and we just got done with amox too. 5ml which is 1tsp every 8hrs (3x a day)
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Sorry I meant 3 times a day.


Quoting elfling811:

It is common for I to be given 3 times daily. Call your pharmacist if you are unsure.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:58 PM
So what times during the day did u give it to ur ds.


Quoting arimaur:

same weight as my ds and we just got done with amox too. 5ml which is 1tsp every 8hrs (3x a day)

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