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My daughter has an ear infection and cough what is dosage of

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Customer: my daughter has an ear infection and cough what is dosage of amoxicillin 400/5ml suspension for 7 year old 50 lbs?
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Customer: she has a cough, asthma and combining both hears hurt, we saw pediatrician last monday b/c she had low fever and sore throat, but was negative for sure and she was negative for strep. She has developed a cough the last few days and now ears hurt her. I happen to have my babies antibiotic with me and would like to start my 7 year old on it for tomorrow until we can get to dr on monday. What is dosage?Thanks
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.
Usually in upper respiratory infection, the dose varies from 20-50 mg/ kg/ day.
So the maximum dose for her would be around 4 ml. 3 times a day.
But, I would advise to get her examined by doctor before starting antibiotic.
In some cases, higher dose is needed like 80-90 mg/ kg/ day or there can be a viral infection which would not need any antibiotic.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish her healthy life.