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Amoxicillin Pediatric Dosage Calculator

Amoxicillin Pediatric Dosage Calculator

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The amoxicillin pediatric dosage calculator determines the dosage for children and adults based on weight or common infection indications.

What is Amoxicillin?

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic prepared by penicillin and it is recommended in treating different types of bacterial infections like tonsillitis, bronchitis, UTIs, and pneumonia.

The type of amoxicillin dosage pediatric can be liquid, tablet, or capsule of oral dosage.

Amoxicillin is specially manufactured to kill bacteria or prohibit further growth. It can be used to treat bacterial diseases in adults and children.

Amoxicillin Dosage Chart:

The amoxicillin dosage chart by weight for adults and children can be drawn by the condition of the patient and age. The other factor here is the dosage amount and the frequency of the dosage. When you are using the amoxicillin dose calculator, it can be easy for you to find the amoxicillin dose according to the 4 factors mentioned above.

 

Condition Age Dosage Frequency 
Acute otitis media (AOM) Any age + severe sx 80-90 mg/kg/day

To a max of 4 g/day

q8h x 10 days
2mo – 2yo q12h x 10 days
q8h x 10 days
2-5yo q12h x 7 days
q8h x 7 days
≥6yo q12h x 5-7 days
q8h x 5-7 days
Pneumonia ≥3mo 90 mg/kg/day

To a max of 4 g/day

q8h x 7-10 days
Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis Low-dose ≥2yo 45 mg/kg/day

To a max of 4 g/day

q12h x 5-10 days
High-dose ≥2yo 80-90 mg/kg/day

To a max of 4 g/day

q8h x 7-10 days
Group A streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis 3-18yo 50 mg/kg/day

To a max of 1 g/day

q12h x 10 days
Urinary tract infection (UTI) Any age 40 mg/kg/day

To a max of 1.5 g/day

q8h x 7 days

 

How Do We Express the Pediatric Dose?

Pediatric doses are often expressed as mg/kg/day or mg/kg/dose. The amoxicillin dosage for adults is larger in quantity as compared to the amoxicillin dose for kids. If you are not able to determine the frequency of the medicine,

It is better to use the Amoxicillin dosage calculator after consulting the physician. The overdose of Amoxicillin can be a cause or a side effect like cramps in the stomach.

Amoxicillin Dosage by Weight:

The amoxicillin dosage can be changed by the increasing weight of the child. We can use the amoxicillin dosage for strep throat or use simple oral passages for infants. The amoxicillin pediatric dosing for various weights of the children are given below:

 

Age Weight Strength mg ml Dosage
1-month 4.5Kg amoxicillin 125mg/5ml dosage for child 67.5 – 135 2.7 – 5.4 3 Times Per Day
3 month 7 Kg amoxicillin 250mg/5ml dosage for child 105 – 210 2.1 – 4.2 3 Times Per Day
6 month 15 Kg amoxicillin 250mg/5ml dosage for child 225 – 450 4.5 – 9 3 Times Per Day
2 years 15 kg amoxicillin dosage for 2 year old 255 – 510 5.1 – 10.2 3 Times Per Day
5  year 20 kg amoxicillin 250mg/5ml dosage for child 300 – 600 6 – 12 3 Times Per Day
10  year 30 Kg amoxicillin 400mg/5ml dosage for child 450 – 900 5.625 – 11.25 3 Times Per Day
15  year 35 Kg amoxicillin 400 mg/5 ml susp dosage for child 525 – 1050 6.5625 – 13.125 3 Times Per Day
16 years 40 Kg amoxicillin 250mg/5ml dosage for child 600 – 1200 12 – 24 3 Times Per Day
17 years 50 Kg amoxicillin 400 mg/5 ml susp dosage for child 750 – 1500 9.375 – 18.75 3 Times Per Day

 

How Our Calculator Works:

Input:

  • Enter the age in Weeks, Months, or Years
  • Submit  the weight in Kg, Lb or Stones
  • Choose the strength of Dosage
  • Select the Indication of Dosage
  • Add the Route of Dosage
  • Check your Dosage(Optional)
  • Hit the calculate button to find Amoxicillin dosage

Output:

  • Recommended dosage of Amoxicillin
  • Quantity of dosage in mg or ml 

FAQs:

How Many Days should I Take Amoxicillin 500mg?

Amoxicillin is typically taken for five to 10 days or until the infection is cleared. Bacterial diseases are usually treated with amoxicillin 500mg.

Can I take Amoxicillin on an Empty Stomach?

You can take it with or without food as it has no connection with the food. If it is upsetting your stomach, take it with food as an empty stomach is usually more reactive for the amoxicillin dose by weight. 

Disclaimer:

All the Amoxicillin Pediatric Dosage Calculator calculations were made on the predefined estimation, consult the Doctor before deciding the specific dose of Amoxicillin.

References:

From the source of Wikipedia: Amoxicillin,Medical uses

From the source of medlineplus.gov: Amoxicillin, Why is this medication prescribed