Are children getting too high doses of amoxicillin?

Are children getting too high doses of amoxicillin?

More kids are getting high-dose amoxicillin... 80 to 90 mg/kg per day...for otitis or respiratory infections due to resistant S. pneumoniae.

This can exceed the manufacturer's recommended max dose...which is 1.75 g/day when a child reaches 20 kg.

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