My Daughters Medicine
by Tammy on 11/02/03 at 23:04:08

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Help! I dont know why I am trying to do this, but I am pretty sure they put my 4 year old on to high of a dose of Amoxicillian (Trimox) liquid. The last time she had this stuff was a year ago, 7ml 2 times a day for 7 days. Now this time they put her on 10ml 2 times a day for 10 days.. she only weights ONE pound more than she did last year.. she is at 38 lbs.

Now from what I could turn up, she should be getting 3 to 6 kg per pound of body weight twice a day. How in the hell do I figure out what this comes too?? Kg to ML.. thats a little past my HS days and even my computer days.. :).. anybody? by the way, this site is great.. just wish I knew how to do some of it.

Re: My Daughters Medicine
by Robert Fogt on 11/03/03 at 01:23:19

A kilogram is about 2.2 pounds. So 3 to 6 kg per pound of body weight does not sound correct. You need data that shows how many ml per pound of body weight or how many ml per kilogram of body weight.

10 ml for a 38 pound child would be 1 ml per 3.8 pounds. 7 ml for a 38 pound child would be 1 ml per 5.42 pounds.

38 pounds is about 17.24 kilograms 10 ml for a 17.24 kg child would be 1 ml per 1.7 kilograms 7 ml for a 17.24 kg child would be 1 ml per 2.5 kilograms