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today i went to see the doctor, i feel  they overdose my kid,
Can you tell me what is the correct dose for 27 lbs baby?

Amoxicillin Trihyrdate 250mg/5ml   (twice per day)


Thanks
David

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Hi, David,

For an ear infection the correct dose for a kid this size is 800 to 1000mg a day, divided into two doses.  So 400-500mg twice a day.  This is based on the 80-90mg/kg/day that is recommended by the AAP.  This is therefore a small dose.

Good luck, Dr. Olson

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