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Is it safe to give Amoxicillan for a 15month old?

My husband accidentally gave our 15 month old son, his brother's Amoxicillan 400MG from the Dr. Our other son is 3 yrs old, and his dosage is 5 milliliters every 12 hrs. He has taken Amoxicillan befre, and is not allergic. They are both sick, but he clearly should not have been given his brothers meds. I want to make sure he is ok, and find out if there is anything I should look for? Thanks for any answers
Fri, 21 Mar 2014
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello,
Welcome to HCM,
Syp Amoxicillian is most commonly used in pediatric patients for upper respiratory tract infections, skin infections, ear infections and wound infection.It can be given to child aged 15 months but the dose of the drug will be less compared to his brother.

Nothing will happen to your son, while giving any drug you should be careful in this age group and you need to give the drug based on their body weight.

If you give more dose of drug there may be diarrhea which is the most common side effect of the drug.
Thank you.
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