higher doses of amoxicillin for acute otitis media in children

Physicians who are on the cutting edge will start prescribing higher doses of amoxicillin for acute otitis media in children.

Experts now recommend using 80-90 mg/kg/day of amoxicillin...instead of the 40 mg/kg/day that's commonly used now.

This higher dose is needed to cover penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (PRSP).

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