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Mild pneumonia, cough, yellow sputum. Taking amoxicillin, prescribed azithromycin. Treatment?

hello, my nine year old son is diagnosed with mild pneumonia after being on amoxicillin for eight days. he has cough productive with little quantity of yellow sputum ,no fever but cough is very serious ,I also nebulized him with albuterol and started him on low dose prednisolone 15mg bid . a doctor friend prescribed azithromycin. what is the proper dosage regimen to follow for him? please advice as I dont HAVE INSURANCE SO its very difficult for us. thank you
Asked On : Mon, 1 Oct 2012
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Oct 2013
hello dear
thanks for your query at health care magic
dear azythromycin is better alternative with dose of 12 mg per kilogram once daily for three days . it will cure most of respiratory tract infections . if it still persists you have to take your child for further investigation .
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