Message Number: YG5366 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-07-10 23:17:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Dr. Williams, am I doing the math
correctly?

You are just calculating the weight wrong. 1 kg= 2.2 lbs
so for a 2.38 lb ferret (this is 2 lbs 6oz, not 2lb 3.8oz)
the ferret weighs about 1kg. SO do the calculations based on
that. The dose for Biaxin is quite high, anyway for children
with ear infections it is about 30mg/kg/day- maybe this is
higher for Heliobacter??

Patty

On Wed, 11 Jul 2001 00:02:40 -0000 "Debi Christy"
<ferrets1st@f...> writes:
> On the Biaxin/Amoxi protocol for Helicobacter:
>
> "...chlorythromycin (Biaxin) at 50 mg/kg once daily, and amoxicillin
>
> at 35 mg/kg once daily, or 20 mg/kg twice daily..."
>
> Ferret weighs 2.38 (decimal) pounds = 5.236kg (pounds x 2.2= kg)
>
> Biaxin suspension dispensed at 250mg per 5ml
> Amoxi suspension dispensed at 50mg per 1ml
>
> 35mg x 5.23kg = 183.26mg amoxi once daily, which is 3.67cc of the
> suspension
>
> 50mg x 5.23kg = 261.8mg Biaxin once daily, which is 5.24cc of the
> auspension
>
> Sounds like an awful lot to me... am I doing something wrong?
>
> (Haven't administered this... someone asked me & I wanted to be sure
>
>
> Debi
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