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Your child's healthcare provider will recommend a dose of Augmentin ES based on your child's weight. The standard recommended dosage amount is 45 mg per kg twice daily (approximately 20 mg per pound twice daily). This prescription medication comes in the form of a liquid and should be taken at the beginning of a meal, as food increases the absorption of this antibiotic.
An Introduction to Your Dosage of Augmentin ESThe dose of Augmentin ES® (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES) your child's healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the weight of your child. As is always the case, do not adjust the amount unless the healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Augmentin ES Dosing for Ear InfectionsThe recommended Augmentin ES dosage depends on weight. The standard dosage is 45 mg per kg twice daily (about 20 mg per pound twice daily), based on the amoxicillin component. Each teaspoonful (5 mL) of Augmentin contains 600 mg of amoxicillin, along with 42.9 mg of clavulanic acid.
To provide some idea of whether a particular recommended dose is appropriate for your child, see the following Augmentin ES dosages:
- 8 kg (17.6 pounds) -- 3 mL twice daily
- 12 kg (26.4 pounds) -- 4.5 mL twice daily
- 16 kg (35.2 pounds) -- 6 mL twice daily
- 20 kg (44 pounds) -- 7.5 mL twice daily
- 24 kg (52.8 pounds) -- 9 mL twice daily
- 28 kg (61.6 pounds) -- 10.5 mL twice daily
- 32 kg (70.4 pounds) -- 12 mL twice daily
- 36 kg (79.2 pounds) -- 13.5 mL twice daily.
Augmentin ES is approved for children age 3 months to 12 years old. It is not approved for adults or larger children (who weigh 88 pounds or more), as it has not been adequately studied in these groups.