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my 8 year old weighs 63 lbs. Can I give him amoxicillian in

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my 8 year old weighs 63 lbs. Can I give him amoxicillian in capsule form 500 mg? If so - how much per day?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr.Fabiola.MD replied 5 years ago.
Amoxicillin dosage depends on the type of infection. What kind of infection are you treating?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

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His fever is between 101 and 102 since early yesterday morning. 4 to 5 hours after taking Tylenol or Advil it goes back up. He complains of no other symptoms, but I know Strep is going around school right now. He is eating fine and his throat looks fine and says his throat doesn't hurt.



Expert:  Dr.Fabiola.MD replied 5 years ago.
The dose of Amoxicillin to treat Strep pharyngitis for his weight is 500 mg 3 times a day. But I recommend you to have him checked, especially if his throat is fine, since it may be a different infection. It is not safe to give antibiotics 'blindly'.
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